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Maya Devi Temple

Lumbini, Nepal
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Lumbini
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited on a wet and rainy day. The place is well maintained and clean too. There is an exceptional peace reside in the place. Got fascinated by seeing the archeological ruins.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unexplainable feeling standing in the spot that Buddha was born. The park is very serene and beautiful and even the monkeys did not bother you

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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Australia
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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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