Places To Visit In Lumbini

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Country rank: 5 out of 14 Places To Visit In Nepal

Sub-Region: Southern Nepal

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Here are the top 14 tourist attractions to see in Lumbini:

1. Bodhi Tree, Lumbini

Bodhi Tree, Lumbini

4.2

33 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

The Bodhi Tree in Lumbini is located in the premises of the Maya Devi Temple complex right next to the shrine on the banks of the serene Maya Devi Pond. Buddhist monks often sit under the tree meditating and chanting spiritual scripts. The tree is an age-old Peepal tree or Ficus Religiosa clad ...

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2. Mayadevi Pond

Mayadevi Pond

3.8

33 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

Located right in front of the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Maya Devi Pond is a square-shaped structure with steps all around to ascend to the water level. Also known as Puskarini, this is where Gautama Buddha's mother - Maya Devi - used to bathe. In fact, Lord Buddha's first bathing was done in this...

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3. Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini

Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini

4.5

33 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

The Ashoka Pillar in Lumbini is one of the 3rd Century stone pillars built under the reign of Emperor Ashoka. It was erected as a mark of respect by Ashoka after he visited Lord Buddha's place of birth and decided to accept Buddhism. These facts make the pillar a significantly important attraction i...

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4. World Peace Pagoda Lumbini

World Peace Pagoda Lumbini

3.8

72 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

Japan Peace Stupa, also known as World Peace Pagoda is an early 21st Century monument - a symbol of peace and a famous tourist attraction in Lumbini. Located outside the main compound, the structure is a glorious stupa with traditional pagoda style architecture. Constructed by Japanese Buddhist at a...

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5. Lumbini Museum

Lumbini Museum

3.7

31 kms
from city center

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5 out of 14
Places To Visit in Lumbini

Located inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sacred Garden Area, Lumbini Museum displays about 12000 artifacts including religious manuscripts, metal sculptures, Terra cottas, coins from Maurya and Khusana dynasty and stamps from all over the world depicting Lumbini. Lumbini International Resear...

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6. Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery

Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery

32 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini is an imposing and stunning wat-style (Thai Monastery style) monastery dedicated to Buddhist practices. The gleaming building is constructed from white marble and the blue-roofed meditation centre closeby are an example of a fine architectural style. The beautiful des...

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  • Amrapali Cottage

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  • Hotel Tulip

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  • Everest International Deluxe Hotel

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7. Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar

Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar

0 kms
from city center

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7 out of 14
Places To Visit in Lumbini

Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar is a Buddhist Gompa belonging to the Sakyapa order. It was established by His Eminence Chogya Trichen Rinpoche. The immense peace and tranquility of the site makes it a perfect place for meditation and quiet introspection. Every day, Tara Pooja is performed by the ...

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8. Sri Lankan Monastery

Sri Lankan Monastery

32 kms
from city center

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8 out of 14
Places To Visit in Lumbini

The monastery is a beautiful Sri Lankan Buddhist establishments that gives insights into the life of Gautama Buddha and its importance in the region. Dean Koontz once famously stated that living in a monastery, even as a guest, opens up more opportunities than one might have elsewhere to see the wor...

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9. Cambodian Monastery

Cambodian Monastery

32 kms
from city center

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9 out of 14
Places To Visit in Lumbini

Cambodian Monastery in Lumbini is an amalgamation of colorful fantasy and spiritual forces making it one of the most fascinating temples in the region. Built in a architectural design matching the famous Angkor Wat, the charming monastery is surrounded by a square railing, each having four 50m green...

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10. Myanmar Golden Temple

Myanmar Golden Temple

32 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

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 ...

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11. China Temple (Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery)

China Temple (Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery)

32 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in 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 cou...

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12. Korean Temple (Dae Sung Shakya)

Korean Temple (Dae Sung Shakya)

33 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

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...

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13. Tilaurakot

Tilaurakot

43 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

Tilaurakot in Lumbini which is associated with the inspirational life of Lord Gautama Buddha and has great religious significance for the locals. Its unearthing is marked as a significant event that reveals the historic life of Gautama Buddha; a must-see for history lovers. Situated westward of the ...

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14. Lumbini Monastic Site

Lumbini Monastic Site

32 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Lumbini

The region that is occupied by the Monastic Site is where one will find only monasteries and temples. The region is completely free from commercialization and has no shops or hotels and restaurants. The entire site is divided into two sections by a water canal which is often used by tourists to expl...

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