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Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhaya near Bodhgaya(Bihar)
This temple dates back to the 3rd century BC (Emperor Ashoka). The current structure was restored in 1882 and earlier in the 11th century. The Chinese pilgrim and traveller Hyuen Tsang whose writings form a basis of dating events and entities is said to have visited it in 635 AD. There is a large gilded image of Buddha in the temple which has a 50 meter high pyramidal spire.
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