Bodh Gaya in India, where the Buddha became enlightened, is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage place in the world. Here's how to visit it.

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Mahabodhi Temple: The site of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment is commemorated by the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, India. Various dates, 5th century to present. Its present form is from a late-19th century British Archaeological Survey restoration.

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Buddhha's footprints carved in stone and strewn with flowers. Bodh Gaya Monastery, Bihar State, India.

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Bodhgaya, India - A monk changes the robe of the Buddha image in the inner sanctum of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. Bodhgaya is where the Buddha reached enlightenment and is thus the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destination in the world.

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