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Address: Lumbini, Nepal
Description: A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are...
A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace of Buddha.
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Mayadevi Temple

The Holy Place, where Siddhartha, later to become Lord Buddha was born. Ashoka in '3rd century BCE identified & constructed a Pillar about 15 ft high with inscriptions. Now the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There isn’t much at Lumbini and many tourist visit Nepal may not consider Lumbini but it is a Buddha birth place and also UNESCO world heritage. Here is my review on Lumbini: - Attraction Highlight: The main is the Mayadevi Temple where the birthplace of Buddha was protected beside the Asoka pillar. There are many different country representative temples build... More 

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india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Holy Place, where Siddhartha, later to become Lord Buddha was born. Ashoka in '3rd century BCE identified & constructed a Pillar about 15 ft high with inscriptions. Now the, then Palace is nicely maintained along with Pushkarini & several monasteries and a Stupa. The Hotel, where we stayed is called Hotel Siddharth, is a good economy hotel. May not... More 

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Kathmandu,null, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful peaceful and very very beautiful place. Carvings were soo attractive. History in front of me felt so glad to be there.

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ranchi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It has a HUGE reputation to live upto, but unfortunately, a World Heritage Site should have been better presented. It was quite underwhelming to go to such an important place, and then find nothing at all. Except a bit of cleanliness, there was nothing truly remarkable. Being such a huge tourist destination, expect other infra structure to be available as... More 

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its wonderful place, temple is located in the large area, looks like in the middle of forest. in the evening you can listen the sounds of Frogs, birds returning home.......All lovers of historical places must go. Temple is nothing but 2000 years old structures are preserved, 2500 year old Peepal tree is amazing.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It disappoints me to have to give such an important site such a bad review, but I can honestly say that I am amazed that it has anything more than my rather generous rating of 'poor'. My trip to Lumbini was the lowest part of the two months that I spent in Nepal. I wasn't expecting magnificent architecture. I wasn't... More 

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Porto Seguro, BA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

all of temples are great! we spent one afternon visiting them. enjoy the tour. all of temples are great! we spent one afternon visiting them. enjoy the tour.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Little words will express how I felt when I was in the temple premises.Its so calm around that you cannot but divulge in meditation Saw the sacred lake and the tea near which Maya Devi delivered Buddha Its really well mantained and a must watch for all

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Pokhara, null, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Maya Devi temple is said to be the exact place where Shakya Prince Siddharta Gautama, better known as the Lord Buddha was born. There are drawings depicting his birth inside. The current whitewashed temple was built to protect the older temple under it. This is older temple was probably built over a Ashokan stupa. It’s the sort of place... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are in nepal... this is a place to be in your itinerary. the birthplace of Lord Buddha. about 30 kms from indian border of Sunauli or 25 mins flight from Kathmandu and a 20 min drive brings you to this 2600 year old place. gives you lot of peace amidst the greenery and quietness. march to may and... More 

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