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Maya Devi Temple

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Address: Lumbini, Nepal
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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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Temple it's self is great. The peace of lord Budhha its can be feel. Amazing place to visit lumbini it self. The view and gardens are fabulous.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Temple it's self is great. The peace of lord Budhha its can be feel. Amazing place to visit lumbini it self. The view and gardens are fabulous.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maya Devi Temple and surrounding grounds are rightfully a World Heritage Site. Large groups of pilgrims and monks visit to see the site where Buddha Shakyamuni was born. The grounds are relatively well maintained and prayer flags from all Buddhist traditions abound. The site is remarkable for its significance. That said, it was rather chaotically run. Everyone is required... More 

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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple for me was not really inspiring. The highlight of the place was the Bodhi tree with all the prayer flags. You could see parrots flying and monkeys playing. There were a lot of monks praying and that made for a special atmosphere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most places in Nepal this is a must see place but at the same time there's not much to see whilst there. It takes about 5 mins and you've seen everything. Being the suggested birth place of the Buddha makes it popular but don't expect to be amazed.

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected very much since i was told it is place of Gautam buddha ... Bud i was deeply disappointed by its surroundings.. Coz they haven't reserved it much ... A pond is so dirty and nothing much to see their .. Total waste of time ...

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main attraction of Lumbini. Very serene environment for meditation under the tree. Lot of pilgrims from many countries throng this place but a kind of religious environment is created. The lawns are beautifully maintained and there is an order about the place. I would love to come again to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to go here. There was a ceremony with young monks being initialised (I just guess that is what they were doing), and the chanting and gesturing was quite moving to me. The gardens are well maintained and it is very relaxing to be here.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is the most popular tourist attraction in Lumbini. The location of this temple is believed to be the exact birthplace of lord Buddha and houses the remains of historical temples (3rd to 7th century BC) dedicated to lord Buddha. The complex includes the Ashok Pillar, a well-maintained garden, a sacred pond, tree and remains of stupas. You will need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Houses the birth stone of Buddha, the Maya Devi Temple is extremely serene and peaceful. The Sacred Lake is situated right next to it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

While not Buddhist, I've ways had an interest in Buddhism so I found this temple interesting to visit. The area around the temple ruins are beautiful. If you're not interested in Buddhism, this probably isn't the right site for you.

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