Great Buddha Statue, Bodh Gaya

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Towering 25 m (82 ft) tall overhead, Great Buddha Statue took 12,000 masons seven years of labor to complete. Depicted in a state of deep meditation, the Buddha rises imposingly from the ground, surrounded by smaller statues and carefully planted trees. If you have any questions, the security guards speak multiple languages and will happily share information. Note that the prime time to take pictures is earlier in the day, since the statue becomes a backlit silhouette later on. Work out when and for how long to visit Great Buddha Statue and other Bodh Gaya attractions using our handy Bodh Gaya road trip planning tool .
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  • modern giant Buddha statue. also surrounded by giant statues of his disciples. Very interesting. large tourist attraction. easily accessible. near other country's temples too.  more »
  • It is one of the largest statue of Lord Gautam Buddha in India which is located in the holy land of gaya i.e Bodhgaya.its about 80 feet high.  more »
  • A Huge Buddha statue made out of stone with a lot of larger than life size disciple statues running through the sides. Although this is a beautifully built statue, the maintenance is very poor.  more »

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Visitors to Bodh Gaya have a wealth of accommodation options to choose from, because of its dual status as a tourist attraction and a place of pilgrimage. Close to the main temple and park, a number of guesthouses provide comfortable rooms for good rates, as do different monasteries offering lodgings for a donation. Some more upmarket options, including hotels with fancy restaurants and themed rooms, tend to lie to the west, where the town opens up a little.
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