Places to Visit in Lumbini Lumbini

  • The China Temple, built by the Buddhist Association of China, is a complex of pagodas, prayer rooms and meditation cells. Across the road is the Dae Sung Suk Ga Sa Korean Temple. The Japan Peace Stupa, built by Nippon Jon Kyohoji of Japan, is a 41-m tall structure with four different Buddha statues set into the stupa’s dome facing the four cardinal directions.
  • The museum located in the cultural zone within the Lumbini Development Trust campus, contains Mauryan and Kushana coins, religious manuscripts, terra-cotta pieces, and stone and metal sculptures.
  • The museum located opposite the Lumbini Museum, provides research facilities for the study of Buddhism and religion in general. It contains some 12,000 books on religion, philosophy, art and architecture. Kapilvastu Museum: The museum is situated 27 km west of Lumbini in the village of Tilaurakot. The museum displays coins and pottery dating between 7th century BC and 4th century AD.
  • It was here in the gardens of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became the Buddha, was born in 623 BC. The nativity site is marked by a commemorative pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka of India during his pilgrimage to the holy site in 249 BC.
  • The sacred Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath before the birth of Buddha lies to the south of the pillar. It was also in this pond that the infant Buddha was given his first bath.
  • The Myanmar Temple (Lokamani Cula Pagoda) is a shiny gold and white structure that resembles the Shwe-dagon Pagoda of Yangon
  • The International Gautami Nuns Temple is a replica of the Swayambhu Stupa of Kathmandu.

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