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“A lovely outing”
Review of Maya Devi Temple

Ranked #1 of 10 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.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A lovely outing”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Had a lovely walk though here, but what I enjoyed was the monks singing out the back under the trees and flags. absolutely beautiful

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Small for such an important person”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

It is very understated, the whole Buddha birthplace park. Maybe that is a good thing that it hasn't become ultra commercial. It costs $10 US if you want to video here. The main things to see here are the Ashokan Pillar - which first alerted people to the fact Buddha may have been born here. The Holy Pool, where Maya Devi (Buddha's mother) bathed the day before his birth. You will see more prayer flags here than anywhere else in Nepal, especially around the Bodhi tree beside the pool. Around the Maya Devi temple are foundations of stupas dating as far back at the 2ndC BC. Inside the Maya Devi temple you walk over the ruins and peer down to the exact spot where Buddha was born. Now behind bullet proof glass. The whole place looks like it need a bit of sprucing up.

Visited December 2013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place on this planet”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

its an excellent place with the peaceful environment. i just don't have perfect word to express the place. it is not for the people who is looking for the adventure or old historical architecture or monuments. here you could feel the peace inside you. you could observe the religious Buddhist monks chanting the prayer, different monks from all over the world, Prayer flag and peaceful corner to see and observe the Buddhist way of doing prayers etc. overall eternal peace.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

A simple structure over the Buddha's birthplace. The temple is next to the famous pool and Ashokan Pillar and sits in substantial and well kept gardens. Whether you wish to find a quiet corner and meditate (watch out for the giant ants), walk round the pool chanting with other pilgrims or just sit and take in the sights and sounds, this is a must see. Worth the small entrance fee.

Visited March 2014
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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing to see”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Terribly boring place. Of course, not boring for Buddhists. For people who are not Buddhists, there is nothing to see or feel. The stone of the EXACT birthplace of Buddha! Haha. How can anyone know a thing like that during Ashoka's time??? Three centuries after the fact, when there was no computerised system to keep track. Does anyone know the exact birthplace of Napoleon? Goerge Washington?

Visited March 2014
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