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Review of Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lumbini
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Owner description: A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace of Buddha.
Reviewed August 18, 2012

There were tools leaning against the wall of the temple and, in the overall, the place looks abandoned, there are no explanations about the ruins, the whole thing is very poor.

1  Thank Ana Paula D
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Its a wonderful experience to see the birth place of Prince Sidhdhartha(Later Lord Buddha) Quite well maintained.A must see for all Buddhists, but other reigions also worship here.A very Peaceful place, not noisy like many other historical places.

Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

There is no doubt that the place is the most amazing and peaceful place in whole Lumbini. I simply had amazing time there with my wife, nothing was upsetting. Everything looked so peaceful, the colored places, Buddhist monks chanting....simply excellent!

Thank Rhythm D
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Hiking in Lumbini is to revive the footsteps of Siddhartha Gautama approximately 2,600 years ago. Stuck next to the Himalayan region, this small town gives the impression that stopped in time, with their simple services of hotels and restaurants, but their major evolution took place in the famous Maya Devi temple erected in the place where Buddha was born. Lumbini is considered one of the four sacred places of Buddhism and recognized by UNESCO as cultural heritage. Be prepared for a walk a day and have a coffee strengthened to exploit its almost 8 km2 of sacred garden. It's worth renting a bicycle to explore the site. The Maya Devi Temple deserves special attention if you have little time and is the most visited being the place where Siddhartha was born. The fig tree beside it, then planted, symbolizing the tree where Siddhartha attained nirvana and was known as Buddha. The various temples scattered in its vicinity were donated by countries of east and west, some temples are impressive for its grandeur and others by the vibration of colors and images. Adventurers are allowed to camp or sleep in a temple, but it's always good to ask before. Many visitors can be seen along the way and spread easily, sometimes you seem to be the only one of the temples. It is valid pause for meditation and this place will give you one of the most exciting rides where even the most skeptical would agree with the famous words of Shakespeare.

1  Thank Simonest
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Very peaceful. I felt relaxed and 'at home'
If you have Buddhist tendencies, then please visit
The prayer flags and buddhist monks make it such a colourful place
Such peace!

Thank jayelbee
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