Soak up the peaceful atmosphere as you visit another tourist hotspot of Nepal- Lumbini. The city which is synonymous with peace is a popular tourist site in Nepal and attracts many visitors from around the world every year. The historic city where the Lord Buddha was born dates back to 623 B.C and soon became a popular pilgrimage site. Indian ruler Ashoka was one of the pilgrims who visited the place and erected one of the commemorative pillars. Today one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world, Lumbini houses over twenty-five international Buddhist monasteries and Buddhism meditation centers. Mayadevi Temple is one of the most important sites in Lumbini. The place is considered to be the birth spot of Buddha, even the inscription on the Ashokan Pillar refer the same. It is said that it was the same spot where newly born Buddha took up his first seven steps and gave a peace message to humanity. When in Lumbini, a tourist must visit beautifully carved monasteries built by different Buddhist countries like Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Germany and soak in the peaceful and spiritual environment of the place. Know the cultural importance of the place by visiting Panditarama Vipassana Center and indulging in some meditation and yoga therapy, one can also interact with monks who worship in the vicinity of monasteries. Feel the nirvana as you put step into this beautiful land of Buddha.
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