Where Lord Buddha attained nirvana.
Bodh Gaya is asmall town and is probably the holiest Buddhist location of all. This temple is an architectural wonder and stands tall at 54 meters and has stories to tell which covers Pala king of Bengal to Chinese scholar pilgrims and Muslim Invaders. It now has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This temple was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. It is spread over the area of 4.8 hectares and the total height of the temple is 170 ft. It stands in the east of the Bodhi Tree. The chatras on the top of the temple symbolize the sovereignty of religion.
A little tip ,if you are not aware of the history of Mahabodhi Temple or any other place ,you should hire a guide ,for the first half an hour i was just trying to find the history behind this place but couldn't, as everybody there was in silent phase or didn't know Hindi or English , and thus the guide can in real handy.should have hired him in the first place.