Lumbini is a religious pilgrimage destination with a long history, located about 300 kilometers south of Kathmandu in the Terai plains. It was the fourth of Nepal’s four UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be designated (1997). The birthplace of Gautama Buddha is known as Lumbini. Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni, was a Shakya prince who lived during the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE and spent decades in self-imposed exile before achieving enlightenment and becoming the Buddha. His doctrine became known as Buddhism, and it expanded throughout the world over time. Lumbini is therefore a very important Buddhist pilgrimage location. Here are some of the biggest monuments and landmarks to visit. The Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Garden, World Peace Pagoda, China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple, Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery, and Tilaurkot Palace are among the significant monuments and attractions to visit.
- Lumbini is a birthplace of Lord Buddha.
- It is an ideal place to understand the early life of Buddha.
- Lumbini preserves historical significant materials and facts.
- Buddhist followers from different countries have built artistic temples and Stupas around the peaceful garden.
- It is a central attraction for the Buddhist pilgrimage tours in Nepal.