Royal Bhutan Monastery


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Distance (From Bodhgaya Bus Stand): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Beside Wat Thai Buddhagaya

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 500 m from Giant Buddha Statue, and 1 km from Bodhgaya Bus Station, Royal Bhutan Monastery is a magnificent Buddhist monastery and temple located in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Situated beside Wat Thai Buddhagaya, it is one of the peaceful places to visit in Bodh Gaya.

Built by the King of Bhutan as a tribute to Lord Buddha, the Royal Bhutan Monastery is one of the remarkable Buddhist monasteries in the pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya. The monastery featuring important instances from the life of Gauthama Buddha in the form of clay carvings which attracts millions of Buddhism followers from across the world. It is a peaceful place where you can learn and practice Buddhism.

Standing in the Bhutanese architecture, the monastery is home to a magnificent temple and a rest house for the Bhutanese monks. The temple inside the monastery has a 7-feet high image of the Lord Buddha, which is further carved with the Buddhist symbols and scriptures. Besides, the monastery also carries out several tasks like discourses on Buddha and His teachings, guide individual and group meditation, organize peace prayers, and offer prayers at the temple.

The monastery also has a guesthouse, with 15 comfortable rooms. Visitors need not pay anything for the stay but consider donating some amount towards the maintenance and expenditure of the monasteries.

Timings: 7 AM - 12 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM

Entry: Free