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“True Historic site but hard to find”
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Maya Devi Temple
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10 Nights 11 Days Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini...
Ranked #1 of 12 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 28 June 2018

#MyFamily'sTriNationExpedition - This was the first site we planned to visit, The Birth Place of Lord Buddha. Its 27 kms from nearest H01 highway intersection. You require a entry ticket per person and fees for car, we paid a total of INR 350 for 3 people and the car. No one had clear idea about the gate which is near to Maya Devi Temple. After covering gates 12,13 and 8 in the order, we got the gate near to the temple, gate no.5. One km walk, you are near to temple. Maya Devi Temple 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. Very hot and humid during summer time. Site is beautiful. UNESCO world heritage site b'coz of the structures outside temple, and when you enter the temple, you will find the real treasure. The archaeological remains at the site were previously dated to the third-century BCE brick buildings. It took 2 hours to complete the site but was worth it.If you meditate, its very calm feeling.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

When you will be here just thunk about sacrify of this place! Buddha was born here! Think, understand, try to be better or other...

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

highly blessed at ancient Buddhist Temple, which is the main attraction and temple in Lumbini where Buddha was born.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Lumbini is the birth place of Sakyamuni Buddha ,born in 6th century BC . The place is at border of Nepal and India and looks exactly like Body Gaya in terms of topography and climate . The main site is the Mahamaya temple with ruins of several stupas and monasteries dating back to 6th century BC . There is a monastery complex as well with monasteries of different countries located here .
When I was a student , history was one of our subjects . Not that I liked history much ,solely because I was more concerned with the grades and topping the class by cramming all stuff , rather than enjoying the depth of them . Nonetheless , some excerpts of the subjects did seem fascinating . The tale of Siddhartha ,the prince was ,I guess ,one of those . Since ,I was just a kid , I couldn't relate to enlightenment or Buddhist teachings for the grown ups , but always saw Siddhartha as a different person altogether who didn't fit in any mold . The pictorial depiction of young Siddhartha going out of his palace for the first time , and observing the old and weak person and then a dead man and his subsequent questions seeking the answers from his minister ,the shock he went through on knowing the nuances of life and his quick renunciation of his wife and new born kid to seek answers to the questions - perhaps formed a permanent memory in my brain cells . So here ,I am !

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was the reason why we came to Lumbini and I'm glad it did not disappoint. The Maya Devi compound is not too big and can be completed within an hour. You'll see Buddha's birth place as well as the tree where he sat under and gained enlightenment.

No shoes are allowed, so do note it might get hot in the afternoon especially during summer months. No photography is allowed inside the temple and it is good to see that the guards are very strict on it.

We travelled from Pokhara to Lumbini and the roads were the worst we had in Nepal. If you have a private car, I suggest to leave Pokhara early, stop over in Lumbini for the Maya Devi temple and then drive to Chitwan, where it takes only about 3 hours to reach and the roads to Chitwan are really good.

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