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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  • Very impressive sculpture to discover the night between 17:00 beautiful cause cliché to do with the setting sun, and 18:00 cause closure of the place, everything is said!
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  • A large figure of a seated Buddha. Very well organized around the Park, a beautiful Vista. With each step figure of Buddha is changing in size. And go to it, yet there is an opportunity to reflect on the greatness of Buddha.
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  • One of the highlights of Bodhgaya is this 200 feet statue of Buddha. Include this in your list of places to visit. Situated in an open place, it gives plenty of options to take pictures.  more »
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  • This huge statue of Lord Buddha is a must see. The peace and aura that reflects in the statue is amazing. It's beautiful and definitely can be felt. Installed in the late 1980's, it was a inaugurated by the then Dalia Lama. There are other standing statue surrounding the Buddha statue. Sadly i missed coming in the morning time. However it's a nice experience.
  • The Giant Buddha statue is one of the stops in Buddhist pilgrimage. It is 64ft high. It took 7 seven years to build it (1982-1989). It is made up of mixture of sandstone blocks and red granite. It shows Buddha sitting in dhyan mudra on a lotus. One of the major tourist attraction place.
  • This place has a beautiful statue of Buddha and 10 of his disciples. This is a place where you would spend hardly anytime but totally worth the visit. Near the main statue slippers are not allowed and they have a provision to leave your sandals.
  • The unveiling and consecration of the Great Buddha Statue took place on November 18, 1989. The consecration ceremony was graced with the presence of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, who blessed the 25-meter statue, the first great Buddha ever built in the history of India. The Statue is now a symbol of the holy place Bodhgaya, next to Mahabohdi Temple which is a World Heritage site, and enjoys constant visits of pilgrims from all over the world. Among local people, it is nicknamed "the 80-foot (25-meter) Buddha Statue."
  • A great place. One should be astnished to see such a 80 feet tall and 50 feet radius large statue of lord Budhha.

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