Temples in Lumbini

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Temples in Lumbini

Lumbini is known as the birth place of Siddhartha Gautama who later came to be known as Buddha and founded Buddhism. Lumbini has a number of older temples and many new temples that have been complete (Read More)d or are under construction funded by different Buddhist organizations from around the world.

Here is the list of 5 Temples in Lumbini

1. Myanmar Golden Temple

Myanmar Golden Temple

Myanmar Golden Temple in Lumbini is the oldest structure of the city. Built in Burmese style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Buddha. The impressive corncob-shaped shikhara, styled after the temples of Bagan gives a regal look to the whole structure. There are three prayer halls and a Lokamani Pula Pagoda inside the building.

2. China Temple (Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery), Lumbini

China Temple (Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery), Lumbini

Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery, popularly known as the China Temple is an elegant Buddhist Monastery in Lumbini. The impressive structure is built in a pagoda-style of architecture and resembles the look of the famous forbidden city of China. As one enters, the perfectly manicured internal courtyard fills the heart with peace and joy.

3. Korean Temple (Dae Sung Shakya)

Korean Temple (Dae Sung Shakya)

Dae Sung Shakya Sa, popularly known as the Korean Temple, is a Buddhist Monastery in Lumbini. The impressive structure is built in a Korean style of architecture and has colourful murals on the ceiling. It even offers community sleeping area as well as three meals a day to visitors for a few days at a minimal cost of NPR 500 per day. Meditating in the courtyard full of monks and pilgrims is a peaceful and refreshing experience.

4. Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple

Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple

Situated in Lumbini, Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple is one of the few attractions that represent the relationship between Vietnam and Nepal. A number of people visit this temple as part of the pilgrimage for Gautam Buddha. With its facade flanked with artificial mountains and a grand roof, it is definitely worth a visit for those who are interested in Buddhism and are visiting Lumbini.

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5. Siddha Baba Temple

Siddha Baba Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is found on the left bank of the Tinau River. The Siddha Baba Temple is a fairly modest temple compared to some of the other temples in Nepal, but it still attracts quite a large number of devotees who come to give praise to Lod Shiva.

Lumbini is one of the holiest and most important places in Nepal as a result of which it was included in the list of World Heritage areas by UNESCO. A must visit place for architecture and cultural fanatics alike.

This post was published by Harshitha

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