Places to Visit in Bodh Gaya

Bodhgaya has lots of places to see, visit and enjoy. These are ancient structures, temples, monasteries,museums, historical trees among others.

Bodhi Tree: The present Bodhi Tree is probably the fifth succession of the original tree under which the Buddha had attained enlightenment. Vajrasana, the seat of stability, is a stone platform on which the Buddha is supposed to have sat in meditation gazing east, under the Bodhi tree.

Chankramana: This marks the sacred spot of the Buddha’s meditative perambulations during the third week after pious enlightenment. It is believed that wherever the Buddha put his feet lotus sprang up.

Ratnagarh: The Buddha spent one week here, where it is believed that five colors came out of his body.

Animesh Lochan Chaitya: It is believed that the Buddha spent one week here looking towards the great Bodhi tree out of gratitude, without twinkling his eyes.

Mahabodhi Stupa

80 ft Statue of the Buddha,

Lotus Tank,

Buddha Kund,


Brahm Yoni,


Chinese Temple & Monastery,

Burmese Temple,

Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan,

International Buddhist House

Japanese Temple,

Taiwanese Temple

Thai Temple & Monastery,

Tibetan Monastery,

Gendhen Phelgyeling Monastery

Karma Dhargye Chokhorling Monastery

Terger Monastery

Phowa Center

Root Institute

Archaeological Museum

Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum,

Sujata village (2 kms),

Dungeshwari Hill (Prag bodhi) (22 kms by road),

Maitraya Project (3 kms).

Barabar caves,


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