The tourists can observe various flora and fauna around the statue premises. Inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1989, the Great Buddha statue holds much importance of all Buddhists people around the world. The tall structure is constructed of red granite. Also, sandstone can also be seen in various structures.
The Great Buddha statue is always bustling with tourists, and one can find many good spots to click pictures. A cool wind can also be enjoyed while visiting the statue during evenings. Along with the 25-meter tall statue, one can also see 10 smaller structures which are situated around the big structure.
Bodh Gaya is situated 17 Km from the main city of Bodh Gaya. The small town has few shops while the area around the statue is almost empty. People often visit the statue to spend some time with family, while enjoying the peace and tranquillizing environment that surrounds the area. The area is well maintained, accompanied by lush green lawns. The statue looks magnificent from near and afar.