Bodh Gaya or Bodhgaya is a city famous for being the place of Buddha's attainment of Enlightenment. Thousands of Buddhists from all over the world gather in front of the tree where he reached Nirvana. For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha. Since 1953, Bodh Gaya has been developed as an international place of pilgrimage. Buddhists from all over Asia have established monasteries and temples within easy walking distance of the Mahabodhi compound.