Lumbini, popularly known as the birth place of Lord Buddha, The Light of Asia, founder of Buddhism. This was my second visit to Lumbini, many years ago I was there, and I have some vivid images of that World Heritage site. This trip to lumbini was a short and a quick one.
I heard so many things about this place after it was placed in World heritage site by UNESCO. They said that there is a rapid change and the place looks really beautiful.
I was very much excited to go there once I heard about Lumbini.
Once I reach Lumbini I could not stop my emotions, I got impressed by Lumbini. In coming years it will be one of the main tourist attraction of Nepal. I found a huge difference there, when I compared the current lumbini with vivid image I had in my memory when I visited that place 20 years ago. There were some research going on, digging were going on I guess as we saw only the old remains of some building there, the park was not like as it is now, I think there was only one temple, Now they have plan to make each temple from different country and already half a dozen countries have already made temples under their country name. The temples are really attractive. The German and the Thai temples are really WOW. I think Korean temple will look better after it is completed.
There is an artificial lake, I hope they will try to make it look better with more plants and trees around that pond to make it look better. Still many construction works are going in and around lumbini. I hope they have plans to make it more attractive and preserve the world heritage.
In my 1 hour tour around Lumbini, I took some snaps. I am sure after watching these snaps you will visit Lumbini at least once and say WOW.
I took this picture on 3rd January 2008.
This really looks so beautiful
Devotee performing prayer
It’s a ceiling painting of Thanka inside the German Temple