Burmese Vihara Monastery


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Distance (From Bodhgaya Bus Stand): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: In Pachhati Locality

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Mahabodhi Temple, and 2 km from Bodhgaya Bus Station, Burmese Vihara is another well-known Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Situated in Pachhati locality, it is one of the popular places to visit in Bodhgaya.

Bodh Gaya is considered as one of the greatest tourist attractions in Bihar as this is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and also the birthplace of Buddhism. This sacred city has temples of great beauty and heritage and makes it one of the most desired spiritual destinations in India. And, the Burmese Vihara Monastery is one such sacred temple and monastery situated in Bodh Gaya.

Placed amidst beautiful gardens, this tranquil monastery represents the traditional Burmese architecture. It is a spiritual retreat for those who wish to take a break from their stressful lifestyle. The monastery houses a Buddha Meditation Hall, a library with a large collection of books on the teachings of Lord Buddha, and a guest house. The Burmese monastery is particularly popular because of its study courses, and a lot of students and scholars often enroll for spiritual courses.

Burmese Vihara Monastery is a good place to spend the night because of its location. Monks over this place are very kind and helpful, so you will enjoy and learn a lot of things about Buddhism. There are plenty of comfortable rooms for pilgrims. There is no charge for staying here but you should make a donation.

Timings: 7 AM - 7 PM

Entry: Free