The Giant Great Buddha Statue in Bodhgaya is one of the most favorite attractions in Bodhgaya. The statue of Lord Buddha is 80 ft high in meditation pose or dhyana mudra seated on a lotus in open air. The Giant Buddha Statue is one of the many stops in the Buddhist pilgrimage and tourists in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Approximately 1200 masons worked for seven years to complete the huge structure. The statue is made of sandstone blocks and red granite.
The 80 ft Buddha Statue of Bodhgaya has a spiritual aura that attracts the maximum crowd. The surrounding area is converted into a beautiful garden where you can sit and meditate or even observe the huge structure. There are many hotels near 80 ft Buddha statue where you can enjoy a comfortable stay. You can hire an e-rickshaw for Rs. 5 from the main Mahabodhi Temple complex to reach the Great Buddha Statue.