Indosan Nipponji Temple
Great Buddha Statue
A 25m-high Great Buddha Statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the...
The archaeological museum contains a small collection of local Buddha figures, but pride of place goes to part of the original granite...
International Meditation Centre
The courses at the International Meditation Centre are more informal and students can start and finish any time they choose, all...
Harri Om Cafe
At the northern end of the Kalachakra Maidan, this is the only place in Bodhgaya for real coffee. It also does good pasta and has Korean...
Lonely Planet review
The different monasteries offer visitors a unique opportunity to peek into different Buddhist cultures and compare architectural styles. For example, the Indosan Nipponji Temple is an exercise in quiet Japanese understatement compared to its richly presented Bhutan neighbour. The most impressive is the Thai Monastery , a brightly coloured wat with shimmering gold leaf and manicured gardens. Meditation sessions are held here in the morning. The Tibetan KarmaTemple and Namgyal Monastery each contain large prayer wheels, and the brand new Tergar Monastery of the Karmapa (Black Hat sect) is a glory of Tibetan decorative arts. Other noteworthy monasteries include those from China , Burma , Vietnam and Nepal . Monasteries are open sunrise to sunset.