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Image:Linhson1.jpg|Linh Son Temple, Kushinagar, India est. approx. 1990
 
Image:Linhson1.jpg|Linh Son Temple, Kushinagar, India est. approx. 1990
 
Image:watChongkham.jpg|Wat Chongkham, Lampang, Thailand est. approx. 2002
 
Image:watChongkham.jpg|Wat Chongkham, Lampang, Thailand est. approx. 2002
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Image:minilandmbt.jpg|Maha Bodhi replica at miniland, South Korea est. approx.2002
 
Image:siriwat.jpg|Wat Pa Siriwattanawisuth, Thailand est. approx. 2003
 
Image:siriwat.jpg|Wat Pa Siriwattanawisuth, Thailand est. approx. 2003
 
Image:Watflorida1.jpg|Wat Florida Dhammaram, USA est. 2004
 
Image:Watflorida1.jpg|Wat Florida Dhammaram, USA est. 2004

Revision as of 02:11, 9 December 2019

Since the Maha Bodhi Temple is the holiest place in Buddhism, there have been several replicas of the temple made over the centuries. So far there have been about 38 temples made which are similar in design and perhaps a few others from ancient times no longer standing:

A unique replica at Maha Bodhi Las Vegas with burgundy and yellow-gold colors

Gallery of photos of the Maha Bodhi Temple Replicas

Distribution of Maha Bodhi replicas by nation

Nation Number of replicas
Burma 21
Thailand 9
U.S.A. 2
India 2
China 1
Japan 1
Nepal 1
Sri Lanka 1


Souvenir replicas

Buddhist next to a gold Maha Bodhi replica, close-up to the right
A souvenir Maha Bodhi Temple replica, 36 cm (14 in.)

At Bodh Gaya, India there are several shops and street vendors that sell souvenir replicas of the Maha Bodhi Temple. Some are made of wood, stone, marble, and plaster.

Most of the souvenir replicas range in size from 5 cm (2 in.) to 20 cm (8 in.). Currently they are difficult to locate outside of India, with only a few shops and temples outside of India offering the souvenir Maha Bodhi Temple replicas for sale.