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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  • Terai part of Western Nepal is amazing to visit with historical and birthplace of Buddha,Lumbini. A kind of place we always associate with Peace and enjoyment. Bhairahawa , Butwal and Lumbini forms th...  more »
  • Very gorgeous. Not exactly, but it is referred to as a temple in Germany. Take off your shoes to go barefoot. The sum and the sum of a wheel turning and went into the temple to great interior. South People's Republic of China temples and other attractions.
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  • Lumbini is a must to visit one time in life. It is Buddha's birthplace. Maya Devi Temple is set in the middle of the park known as the Lumbini Development Zone. Works are still in progress but there m...  more »

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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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