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Maya Devi Temple

Lumbini, Nepal
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Lumbini
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace of Buddha.
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Thamel,Kathmandu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

when i was in lumbini i visit maya devi temple as well.It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pool (known as Puskarni) and a sacred garden.once if you are in lumbini then you should not have to miss this temple. maya devi is known... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

...and you may feel it! There is no much left in terms of remainings from past, but the whole area is keep in very good state, you may even see some ongoing development. Beside of the old temple and Ashoka pile ruins, there is very many modern temples, monasteries and meditation centres to be found around, nearly from all major... More

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belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Maya Devi Temple on is very historical temple to see. the foot print of Gautam Buddha is well prevented and can see it. It is really nice and peace place to see and visit. Critically there is hot in this time but i enjoy over there with the fantastic views of different temple. It is really amazing place. We will... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is situated in the picturesque location , on the way from Kathmandu to Pokhra, in Nepal. We reach the Temple spot by Gandola i.e. Rope Way. We crossed 7 hills to reach the spot. On the way we come across very beautiful see nary.One shoule make a point to visit this place , whenever you are in Nepal.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

How could you not go to Nepal without visiting the birthplace of Buddha, it was a fantastic experience although hot but that is the time of the year and not the site. The Develoment Trust is doing a fantastic job of making this area a wonderful visit to Buddhist and others. The taking off shoes and walking around the area... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It is NOT possible to ride a bicycle from the east gate straight to Mayadevi temple and then continue to the monasteries. There is a road but also guards with whistles who chase you all the way back. Nothing short of frustrating when it is 40 degrees and you are sweating like a pig. Don't make the same mistake :-(

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Medan, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I visited this place in a very hot summer on May. Thank God they allow us to take our bottle water with us inside. But, the place, in contradictory was very calm that make you want to meditate, especially under the Bodhi tree. You can observed (and feel the calm air as you watch) monks sat and pray under the... More

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Bangalore
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The place is clean but it can get really hot during May, when we visited. Please be prepared to walk as the whole heritage place is significantly. The authorities do not permit motorized vehicle inside the campus.

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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

if you are coming to lumbini you MUST buy a mosquito repellent with 90% DEET seriosly i ve never seen so many mosquitos in my life, its worse than india but still... the experience was really nice, many monks praying under the tree and inside the temple its just ruins and pictures are not allowed !

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had a lovely walk though here, but what I enjoyed was the monks singing out the back under the trees and flags. absolutely beautiful

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