Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha, which is 286 km far away from Kathmandu and can be traveled by road in nearly 7-8 hours. But if you take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa airport you can reach Lumbini within one hour. If you are visiting Lumbini, you may engage in various activities. So, here is given major things to do while staying at Lumbini.
- Exploring Monasteries
Various countries have built their monasteries in the compound of the Lumbini to pay their reverence to Lord Buddha. So, you may plan to visit these monasteries which are built with unique and exotic artistic designs.
- German and Vietnam Monastery
You can visit the two marvelous monasteries situated in juxtaposition to one another. These are the German and Vietnam monasteries that are there to allure the visitors and mesmerize them with their luster of design and architecture.
There are other monasteries built by Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Korea, Myanmar, and Srilanka. You will find that the cluster of monasteries looks like the fair of monasteries at Lumbini. It gives a magnificent look at the premises of Lumbini.
- Myanmar Golden Temple
This temple is one of the oldest structures in the Lumbini compound. This temple has three prayers halls-the topmost hall is the most impressive one which is styled after the temples of Bagan.
It is one of the impressive monasteries at Lumbini. It looks like a forbidden city, reached through a gateway flanked by dogs of Fo.
- Exploring Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi temple is centuries old mark stone of Gautam Buddha’s birthplace inside. You cannot take pictures here. To the south of this temple lies a pond where Gautam Budha’s mother had taken bath after giving birth to Gautam Buddha.
- Meditating under the Bodhi tree
Just near the pond is situated a Bodhi tree. Prayer flags are offered here and prayers are done. If you have enough time, you may meditate here as long as you like.
- Meditation Classes
You can also sign up for a meditation class at Lumbini because meditation is the major component of Buddhism. There are many meditation centers run by monks, who are ready to assist you in your enrollment in the meditation classes.
Exploring the Rural area in a bicycle
You can take a bicycle on rent and explore the rural areas in the surrounding of the Lumbini. It is never odd to paddle a cycle in Lumbini. You can see everyone cycling. So, feel free to paddle a cycle to visit rural areas. You can enjoy the sights of cowherds, paddy fields, goats, buffalos.
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