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. Using our international travel planner, Lumbini attractions like Lumbini Monastic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 14, 2017
    The Lumbini Site is an amazing moment while Exploring Nepal and its treasures. Surrounded by colors and gardens the different temples offer a great sight and taste of Buddhism Culture. Wether a Chines...  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    LUMBINI Lumbini, Nepal*s premiere pilgrimage site is located forty minutes by plane from the capital, Kathmandu. Hence it is accessible from Kathmandu*s International Airport via Yeti or Buddha Airlin...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    The site of Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha. It's a huge park where there are several Buddhist temples built by the countries where the influence is more entrenched and many monasteries. Obviously the most important and fascinating is the temple where the Buddha came into the mondo...la estto place where Holiness and the emotion that one feels upon entering the temple is truly amazing. The many monks who meet to the Park then make even more amazing the view (the younger monks do not hesitate to ask to make the leaves together because Westerners are not very numerous). A special place that visitors to Nepal cannot lose and 14 endless hours by bus from Kathmandu are well rewarded.
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Where to stay in Lumbini

As with many important places of pilgrimage, you'll find a good mix of accommodations in Lumbini, with very basic options alongside some luxury hotels. Plenty of accommodations sit to the east of the temple complex, in the area surrounding Lumbini Market Road. Palatial hotels share streets with humble hostels, with both styles offering good access to the main attractions in town. Consider staying in one of the monasteries here for a particularly atmospheric and authentic visit, with dorm rooms available.
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