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Maya Devi Temple

Address: Lumbini, Nepal
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 helpful votes 51 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

a very warm feeling inside the temple. they are doing some new wall paintings inside the temple and is a must see

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Pokhara, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Here you will find history: The birthplace of Buddha. The temple built in his honor. The pillar that Ashoka raised to commemorate Buddha. All significant archeological sites. You will also find dozens of monks from around the world, meditating, chanting, and holding discourses. Pick a tree among the prayer flags, sit down and meditate here yourself. You will be glad... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the temple stands adjacent to a sacred pool and a sacred garden where many visitors will find serenity within. Relatively clean and well preserved, the temple housed an archaeological dig site, believed to be remains of an ancient tree shrine dated before 550 BC. Visitors can spend some time meditating under the ancient trees, and be... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful archelogical preservation of the birthplace of Buddha. The setting is fantastic in the park. So peaceful, calm and beautiful. A UNESCO WHS.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We made a special trip to Lumbini while in Nepal so that we could see the birthplace of Buddha. I'm glad we were able to visit the Maya Devi Temple. It seemed like such a special place, with monks and Buddhists from around the world going their to gather, pray and meditate. The actual Maya Devi Temple is pretty simple.... More 

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