Birthplace of Budha, a pilgrimage of Buddhists and a UNESCO world heritage site, Lumbini is famous for Mayadevi Temple (a temple of buddha's mother and exact place where Buddha was born) and Ashoka pillar. Many monasteries built by different countries in Lumbini can be peacefully enjoyed in the same compound. There is an archeological museum and a center for vipassana meditation for travelers in Lumbini.



Kapilvastu -Tilaurakot is the capital of the Shakya Kingdom about 25 kilometers west of Lumbini that extends over an area of two and half miles. Tilaurakot is the exact site of ancient Kapilvastu due to its general consonance of local bearings and geographical conditions as described in the Buddhist texts and travel accounts of Chinese pilgrims.


Japanese Peace Stupa

 Japanese Peace Stupa, situated at the northern end of Lumbini. Built by the Nippon Jon Myohoji of Japan, the 41-m tall edifice is visible from a distance. Four different Buddha statues are set into the stupa's dome to face the four cardinal directions.

Myanmar Monastery

Myanmar Monastery. The Myanmar Temple (Lokamani Cula Pagoda) is a gleaming gold and white structure gracefully soaring into the sky in the style of the Shwe-dagon Pagoda in Yangon. There is a monastery complex behind the temple. Nearby, the International Gautami Nuns Temple is a fine replica of the Swayambhu stupa in Kathm-andu. There is a pond here known as Paleswan Pukhu.

Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar, the pillar carrying an inscription identifying the holy site as the birthplace, is situated nearby the Sacred Garden. To one side of Ashoka pillar is the Maya Devi Temple. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing a "foot imprint", indicating the exact place of birth.  

Royal Thai Monastery

Royal Thai Monastery, located in the vicinity of the birthplace of the Buddha at the Lumbini Sacred Garden.

Korean Monastery

Korean Monastery, which contains beautiful images of Lord Buddha.

Chinese Monastery

Chinese Monastery, a complex of Pagodas and prayer rooms built by Buddhist Association of China.

Puskerni Pond

Puskerni Pond, located south of the Ashokan Pillar is where Queen Maya Devi, mother of Lord Buddha is believed to have taken a bath before giving birth to Lord Buddha.

The Sacred Garden,

The Sacred Garden, which is spread over 8 possesses all the treasures of the historic area. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The site is marked by Ashoka Stone Pillar, which has an engraved inscription identifying the spot as the birth place of Lord Buddha. On one side of the pillar is the Maya Devi Temple, the temple of the mother of Lord Buddha. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing Foot Prints of Lord Buddha.