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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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Athens, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Terribly boring place. Of course, not boring for Buddhists. For people who are not Buddhists, there is nothing to see or feel. The stone of the EXACT birthplace of Buddha! Haha. How can anyone know a thing like that during Ashoka's time??? Three centuries after the fact, when there was no computerised system to keep track. Does anyone know the... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We only planned to visit the birthplace of lord Buddha, lumbini but we enjoy visiting the maya devi temple. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pool and a sacred garden. There is a big pipal tree around the temple. It is said that lord Buddha was born under the shade of that tree. the temple was established in the... More

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Pokhara, Nepal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Understandably tourism is a source of income, though it felt a bit like the mass of tourists were not complementing the practicing visitors on pilgrimage

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It was worth the travel to go there out of my trip plan, just to view the sacred footprint of Lord Buddha and enjoy the shade of big pipal ko tree ;) Couldn't manage to go around every corner but next time i would surly make time to walk across the "Shanti-Dip" and numerous monasteries. Lol..Ashoka Pillar is much smillar... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Quite apart from the cultural and religous significance the excavations of this site (parts of it up to 2,500 years old). There's still discoveries being made as the exploration continues. You can't help being overawed by the significance of the cultural heritage and the huge numbers of devotees who congregate to share their devotion. It's also notable for the absence... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

You have to visit this place. Serene and beautiful and also a religious pilgrimage. Be the lucky one to experience the birth place of Buddha...

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Geraldton, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The 8 hour bus trip was more than worth the experience of Lumbini - the birth place of Buddha! I was priveledged to be there at the time of the 22nd prayer for world peace. The atmosphere was calm the people were friendly. I arrived with no accomodation but within 30 minutes was booked into a nice and comfortable hotel... More

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Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We spent one full day in Lumbini visiting Maya Devi and the Peace Temples. Bicycles can be rented for $2 per day near the main gates and are necessary for looking at the Peace Temples, but a guard waits near the entrance of Maya Devi to make sure they are left outside. Shoes and weapons must be left outside the... More

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is the Birth place of Prince Siddhartha (600 BC) who became Gautama Buddha. The Temple made at this place is named by the name of Prince Siddhartha's mother Maha Maya Devi. This is among the four most important places where Buddhist pay homage to Lord Buddha. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

we just love this holy place, its a very spiritual and very peaceful place to visit.This is a beautiful place definitely worth while seeing.Everyone has to visit this Holy place(World heritage site) once in a while...or at least Buddhist needs too. The place is very impressive.

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