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.
Great Buddha Statue Reviews
Enjoyed the day walking, seeing the area! The Buddha Statue is 80 feet high...very majestic. We enjoyed every moment. more »
The giant buddha >85 feet tall is situated less than 1km from Bodhgaya old town centre. It is an impressive structure built for the japanese buddhists inside a small park. more »
Loved this structure, the crowd is good but the area is small, no paid parking facility, in other words park on your own risk. The statue is huge and there are lots of mini statue with different positions around this statue. Every single statue has different position and different meanings, I don't know why but the instructions or details are in other languages not in hindi or English. Place is good for photography.
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.
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