Root Institute for Wisdom Culture
Great Buddha Statue
This 25m-high Japanese-style statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the...
The Tibetan Karma Temple (note the double-dragon brass door knockers) has a large prayer wheel behind the main assembly hall.
The calming Vietnamese Monastery has lush gardens and an eight-storey pagoda.
Bodhgaya City Cafe Restaurant
Good-value local food with pleasant outdoor seating in a newly built restaurant-and-cafe complex. It's conveniently close to many of the...
Root Institute for Wisdom Culture information
Located in a tranquil, tree-shaded corner of town, this foreign-run institute holds various meditation courses (from two to 21 days) between October and March. Courses cost around ₹1000 per day, including meals and accommodation. The 6.45am meditation session is open to all.
There's a charitable health program running six days a week; heath professionals are welcome to volunteer.