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Lumbini Monastic Site, Lumbini
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See the birthplace of Buddha at Lumbini Monastic Site, where you can admire monasteries and temples featuring designs from all around the world. The site combines many temples to create a huge open-air museum, with its east monastic zone dedicated to Theravada monasteries, and the west zone featuring traditional Mahayana monasteries. Keep an eye out for the many birds that inhabit the site, as well as the plentiful fish in living in a series of ponds. You can walk or rent a bike to get around the expansive complex. Use our Lumbini family vacation planner to add Lumbini Monastic Site and other attractions to your Lumbini vacation plans.
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  • Lumbini has been a city that has given me peace and quiet, I have never taken off the smile! Lumbini has a magical atmosphere (or that's what I perceived myself). I rented a bike (much more practical ride than walk:) and I visited the place. The monastic site is a kind of "Park" where there are countless temples representing all Buddhist Asian city (Temple corean, Chinese ...). I liked it a lot and Lumbini is an essential stop on a trip to Nepal!
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  • If you're passing through Lumbini then you should visit this place. So much to see so just pick the ones you want to see and go. The ones we saw were all nice. Just a shame the surrounding areas are n...  more »
  • If you want to see varied Asian architecture styles in a synopsis visit the Monastic zones in Lumbini. Monasteries built by different countries highlighting their architectural beauty which pay homage...  more »