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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 online itinerary creator, Lumbini attractions like Maya Devi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Like most places in Nepal this is a must see place but at the same time there's not much to see whilst there. It takes about 5 mins and you've seen everything. Being the suggested birth place of the B...  more »
  • I expected very much since i was told it is place of Gautam buddha ... Bud i was deeply disappointed by its surroundings.. Coz they haven't reserved it much ... A pond is so dirty and nothing much to ...  more »
  • This is the main attraction of Lumbini. Very serene environment for meditation under the tree. Lot of pilgrims from many countries throng this place but a kind of religious environment is created. The...  more »
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  • An very awesome place to visit in Nepal. Many historical and architectural monuments can be observed. The palce is really fascinating. Its better to be here either in motorbike or a cycle. Walking around here is also good but takes a bit more time and the weather is pretty hot here. Its better to visit between November and April.
  • Birth place of budhha, everyone can feel the serenity here, calm and quite with a huje historic evidence will sure give a impact in mind. Structure leftovers, "stupa" (locally called) are the same like Ballal Sen's Dhibi leftovers. Monks form different countries are busy in meditation in aintained Small green fields around the temple. Photography is not allowed in the temple, and everyone should follow the line to see the actual center place of the temple. You will have to get tickets (10 Nepalese Rupee per ticket) to enter the temple, but they accept any currency as well as you have to take of your shoes to enter the temple. The temple is heavily guarded by the nepal police. Outside of the temple there is a pond beside a old tree where monks are ready to read out the goodness of fate and life on behalf of some "Pranami".
  • Effujgiu santosh baniya
  • Bhudham sharan ghachami.......
  • The believed birthplace of Gautama Buddha. We had a wonderful time exploring the temple and others in the vicinity. We rented some bikes as the distances between the various temples can be vast. We spent 2 days exploring complex. A great way to learn about Buddhism.