We decided to visit the small village LUMBINI on our way from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Lumbini is famous among Buddhist as it is the birthplace og Buddha. The village itself is not worth writing about, relay a dump. A one way village with very primitive houses made from clay and straw. At then end of the road a small market where the local farmers are selling their vegetables, meat and fish.
The birthplace of Buddha is marked with e cylinder made of stone (see pic below). It is the surrounding park which we found interesting. Inside the park, which is designed by a Japanese architect (a clash: messy and unorganised Nepal meets simple and “clean” Japan), you can find temples from Buddhist countries around the world: Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, China, France and many more! Really beautiful and impressive.
The park is open every day for white dressed pilgrims from around the world! They are so excited about this place!
On the road from Lumbini to Kathmandu
Bhaktapur – Dubar square and around
On the road from Bhaktapur to India