Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya

Mahabodhi Temple

The magnificent Unesco World Heritage–listed Mahabodhi Temple, marking the hallowed ground where Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life, forms the spiritual heart of Bodhgaya. Built in t…
Museum in Bodhgaya

Archaeological Museum

This museum contains a number of stone Buddhist sculptures dating from the 8th to 12th centuries, but the highlight is the collection of original granite and sandstone railings and pillars rescued from the Mahabodhi…
Monument in Bodhgaya

Great Buddha Statue

This 25m-high statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 1989 and is surrounded by 10 smaller sculptures of Buddha’s disciples. The statu…
Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya

Indosan Nipponji Temple

The different monasteries in Bodhgaya 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 J…
Park in Bodhgaya

Meditation Park

Within the Mahabodhi Temple complex, there's a well-manicured Meditation Park for those seeking extra solitude. An enthralling way to start or finish the day is to stroll around the perimeter of the temple compound …
Museum in Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

The Dalai Lama himself blessed the 2010 opening of this visual museum, which is low on production value but big on information and historical perspective.
Buddhist Monastery in Bodhgaya

Thai Temple

The impressive Thai Temple has a brightly coloured wat with gold leaf shimmering from its arched rooftop and manicured gardens. Meditation sessions are held here mornings and evenings.
Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya

Karma Temple

The Tibetan Karma Temple (note the double-dragon brass door knockers) has a large prayer wheel.
Monastery in Bodhgaya

Monasteries & Temples

One of Bodhgaya’s great joys is its collection of monasteries and temples, each offering visitors a unique opportunity to peek into different Buddhist cultures and compare architectural styles.
Historic Site in Bodhgaya

Bodhi Tree

Undoubtedly, the most sacred fig tree ever to grace the Earth was the Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya, under which Prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. Buddha was said to have stared unblinking…