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  • Lumbini, Nepal
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Lumbini is the sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama (Lord Buddha).


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Wikipedia - Lumbini

Chinese Maitreya Temple, Lumbini
Chinese Maitreya Temple

Lumbinī (Sanskrit: लुम्बिनी, "the lovely") is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, near the Indian border. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath.

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Wikitravel - Lumbini

The temple where the Buddha was born, Lumbini
The temple over the spot where the Buddha was supposedly born

Lumbini is the sacred site of the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha. It is located in southern Nepal, near the Indian border.
The closest airport is at Bhairahawa (also known as Sidhhartha Nagar) (22km), where there are flights to and from Kathmandu.
Buses ply the route between Sunauli (from stop across from Hotel Yeti) and Lumbini (you will need to walk 1km from the nearest stop). The last return bus departs at 5 PM.

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