Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini

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Feel the energy of the Buddha's birthplace at Maya Devi Temple, a World Heritage Site built over possibly the earliest Buddhist shrine in the world. When you visit this magnet for pilgrims, you can observe the sacred pond in which Maya Devi allegedly took a bath before delivering her son the Buddha, as well as the 2,300-years-old pillar erected by King Ashoka who embraced Buddhism. Using our world travel planner, Lumbini attractions like Maya Devi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We entered this temple premises in the dusk. It was wonderful with lights. The birthplace of Buddha is so nicely preserved. It was crowded but peaceful. Must visit place!  more »
  • Lumbini is a famous spiritual destination of Nepal. You can visit More than 25 international Buddhist monasteries and visit Buddha's birth place itself within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens. Place to vis...  more »
  • Siddartha Buddha was born here. Buddhists pilgrims from over the world come here to pray. It is a very religious temple. One of the holy places in the Earth.  more »
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  • Reverent, religious and historical place- Lord Buddha's birth place. The place is well preserved by complete coverage of transparent glass with wooden platform all around. You can see the exact birth place through the glass. Behind the place there is a pond and a big tree. Buddha spent his childhood days in this serene environment. All around we can see prayer flags with sutras ( sermons) fluttering and spreading the message of peace, compassion and strength. Not a tourist spot.
  • Maya Devi temple, religious and historical place. It is birth place of Shakya muni Siddhartha Gautam. world heritage.
  • Nice, Historical place to visit. Mayadevi temple is situated at Lumbini of Rupandehi district of Nepal. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Budhha. The Mayadevi temple is named after the name of the mother of Sidharth Gauta Budhha. Queen Mayadevi gave birth of Siddharth Gautam at this place. There is a pond beside the temple and it is said that it is the same pond from the ancient time where Mayadevi bathed before giving birth to the Buddha.
  • This is the place where I have gone from my school. I felt very excited that you too will go
  • When thinking of my visit I thought that it might be some sort of powerful spiritual awaking for me. When the visit happened it was just one more sight to see. Pay 200 rupees, leave the shoes at the rack and look around. The temple did not have a profound impact on me. It seemed more like a museum in fact. The other people there were just tourists like me. Get a selfie and move on. It was good though, maybe that's what the Buddha would want.

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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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