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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lumbini nowaday is under Buddhist management trust. There are several international temples in the area. From Sonauli - India border, Take 16 Nepali Rupee local bus to a circle then take another bus to Lumbini.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are a religious you may travel to Lumbini to see this place. There is nothing much to see in this temple as a tourist; but it is a scared place for pilgrimage and pray. The monasteries from different countries ( some are under construction) are spread out in a vast area and was deserted when we visited; didn't... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was smaller than I thought, but it was beatiful, escpesially likeed the ornament elephants, but not the templeattendanta who were not happy with our donations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While not spectacular in every sight and view, this temple holds much more than aesthetic beauty and grandeur. Guards outside will keep an eye on your shoes and plastic personal items for a nominal fee, as they are not allowed inside this sacred place. It is humbling to see the remnants of what used to be a spectacular palace, where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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