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Thai Monastery

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Overview

Thai Monastery is a must-see travel destination in Bodh Gaya (Bihar). It is the only Thai Monastery all over India. It is a historic monastery that was built by the Monarch of Thailand in 1956. After gaining the permission from the then Prime Minister late Pt. JL Nehru, this monastery was constructed in Bodh Gaya. Its construction had 2 motives behind it- expansion of Buddhism in India and strengthening the bond between India and Thailand.Thai Monastery is a must-see travel destination in Bodh Gaya (Bihar). It is the only Thai Monastery all over India. It is a historic monastery that was built by the Monarch of Thailand in 1956. After gaining the permission from the then Prime Minister late Pt. JL Nehru, this monastery was constructed in Bodh Gaya.The best thing firstly is that you are welcomed inside the temple irrespective of your caste, creed, clan or social status and the second is the peaceful atmosphere of the temple.

 

Open and Closing Time

7:00 AM till 7:00 PM.

 

Transportation

By Train

By Air

 

Nearest Hotel

Hotel Bodhgaya Regency

Hotel Sujata Bodhgaya

Hotel Orchid Bodhgaya

Dhamma Grand Hotel & Resort

 

Nearest Resturant

Nirvana The Veg Cafe

Maya Rooftop Restaurant

Bodhgaya city cafe

Siam Thai Restaurant

 

Near By Attraction

Mahabodhi Temple

Dungeshwari Hills

Archaeological Museum

 

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Interesting facts about Thai Monastery

Inside Jokhang Temple here is a life-sized sitting Buddha statue of Sakyamuni, when he was 12 years old. It is the most sacred statue in the eyes of the Tibetan people, and they see Jokhang Temple as "the heart of the world".

There are different monasteries for different Buddhist sects. The Dalai Lama is the head of only one of them — the Gelugpa Sect, also called the Yellow Sect because its monks usually wear a yellow hat.Usually visitors are not allowed to take photos inside a monastery.

Tibetan monasteries are not only for worshipping Buddha, but are also complex social institutions, functioning as schools, libraries, medical clinics, and so on.

 

History

The one and only Thai temple in India, the Thai monastery was constructed in 1956. Its sloping curved roofs and golden tiles make it resemble some of the most famous Buddhist monuments. The place is filled with peace and serenity making it perfect for people looking to cut off from the city. Thai architectural resemblances make it a unique structural marvel. Even the minutest details are carefully crafted, and this makes it one of most beautiful Buddhist pilgrimage locations in India. The temple attracts thousands of visitors yearly with people coming in from India as well as various neighboring countries.Thai Monastery is a religious place. It is open to the devotees of all faiths and thus, people visit here on a huge scale. There is no special time or season for visiting Thai Monastery. No entry fee is charged from the visitors.

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