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  • Dharmodaya Mahachaitya
    Dharmodaya Mahachaitya

    Lumbini, Nepal. This is a Theravada Buddhism temple in the form of a stupa. In the center of the temple there is a standing large statue of Lord Buddha. There are also small statues of the Buddha in triplicates around the wall of this temple. There is also an attached museum on the premises.

  • Manang Samaj Stupa
    Manang Samaj Stupa

    Lumbini, Nepal. A chorten created by Buddhists from Manang in Northern Nepal, the Manang Samaj Stupa is known to be one of the oldest Stupas in Nepal, dating back to the birth of Gautam Buddha in 600 BC. There is a golden Buddha Statue in the middle of this building and is surrounded by colourful…

  • Dharmodaya Vihar
    Dharmodaya Vihar

    Lumbini, Nepal. This is another Theravada Buddhism small temple practically next to the Sacred Garden. It has very well crafted doors and windows in dark wood. Inside, there is a golden statue of Lord Buddha in meditative position.

  • Karma Samten Ling Monastery
    Karma Samten Ling Monastery

    Lumbini, Nepal. Made in the traditional Tibetan style of architecture, with its many paintings made with the traditional color pallet used in Tibetan monasteries, it is a beauty to be seen. It also serve as an embassy and living quarters for Tibetan Buddhist monks refuges exiled from Chinese Tibet for political reasons. So, don’t take…

  • Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association
    Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association

    Lumbini, Nepal. Nepal Vajrayana Mahavihara made in the traditional Nepali style of architecture like Bhaktapur, this temple has the traditional lions at the entrances and is made of red brick and dark wood doors, windows, and structural columns.

  • Royal Thai Monastery
    Royal Thai Monastery

    Lumbini, Nepal. This monastery is funded by the government of Thailand. It’s build in the traditional wat-style (Thai Monastery style) architecture but built in shiny white marble. The blue-roofed meditation center close by and the white temple are examples of a fine architectural style.

  • Myanmar Golden Temple
    Myanmar Golden Temple

    Lumbini, Nepal. This temple was constructed in the traditional Burmese style of architecture. When you enter the premises you need to remove your shoes and walk clockwise as if you were walking in a Buddha stupa. It’s a smaller version of the original Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.

  • Sacred Garden
    Sacred Garden

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Lumbini, Nepal, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha has been inscribed on the world heritage list. This heritage site is of exceptional universal value which deserves protection for the benefit of humanity. The Devil and the Saint The lady in pink represent the saint, the figure in black represent the devil/mara. The…

  • Lumbini Development Trust Survey
    Lumbini Development Trust Survey

    Lumbini is a Nepali town right at the border with India and is the place where Lord Buddha was born and raced as a child in accordance with Emperor Ashoka’s pillar/edict found in the archaeological record. I arrived at Lumbini during the third mass COVID-19 wave in India and some of the Buddhist monasteries were…

  • World Peace Pagoda
    World Peace Pagoda

    Lumbini, Nepal. This Peace Pagoda has been built by Nipponzan Nyohoji Buddhist order founded by Most Venerable Nichi Dattsu Fujii of Japan through contribution of devotees in Nepal and Japan. The construction of the peace pagoda all over the world was initiated by the Most Venerable Fujii Guruji after feeling the tragic scene of atomic…