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Bodhgaya Travel guide
Bodhgaya : Michelin's recommendations
For Buddhists, Bodhgaya has huge religious significance as it is here that the Buddha attained enlightenment. The emperor Ashoka built a first sanctuary here, replaced in the 5C-6C by the brick Mahabodhi Temple. The temple and surrounding complex are a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.