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Maya Devi Temple

Address: Lumbini, Nepal
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Lumbini
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace of Buddha.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Liked the peace and quiet of the place. Although the place had a lot of visitors, it was not at all noisy. With many monks conducting prayers at the Ashoka Pillar, it a was a very up-lifting experience.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience, don't miss that. Many things to see inside and around! Interesting ambience, architecture and fascinating details!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the one place to go in Lumbini if time is short. It is the actual birthplace of the Buddha but do not expect to see anything grand or spectacular. You go there for the quiet serenity of the gardens and to witness the genuine affection and devotion of the pilgrims.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Go and explore Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini. It is almost in walking distance from Lumbini Gate. Temple looks modern from outside however once you enter inside there are remaining of old bricks and palace. Camera are not allowed. There is marker stone where Buddha was supposed to be born. Don't trust on local rickshaw instead rent a bicycle and... More 

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Lucknow, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a historical and an important spot. In fact it is listed as a UNESCO heritage site, as it well deserves to be. Well maintained spots. Ponds and free spaces also well maintained. Location of birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

after over 2500 years, the birth place Buddha is still maintaining very well and standing stronger with the international buddhist organisation worldwide setting up an individual style of buddhist monastery.

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Pathanamthitta, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A place where Buddha was born.Hiring a cycle is advisable as its very vast and many monasteries of different countries are located in the same compound. A very peaceful place even though there are lots of visitors pouring in.You can see many people do meditation in front of the pond and under the Bodhi tree. with Monks,Monasteries,Meditations and Chants its... More 

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dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visiting Mayadevi temple where lord Buddha was born creates a sort of spareness of peace in your mind... You must visit this place if you are you visit Lumbini

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Unless you are devoted to Buddhism, you can certainly skip the Maya Devi Temple. It is 200 NRP per person and you are forced to walk all the way to the entrance since for some reason, bicycles are not allowed in that section of the complex. The place consists of a quite dull white building in front of a pond... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Is more like a complex than a temple. The complex bears the testimony of several layers of construction built over the centuries. The ground floor consists of teh remains of the foundations of the early maya devi temple that dates back to 6/7th century bc. The temple houses the marker stone which marks the birth spot of the buddha.

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