Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is a major attraction for Buddhist travelers from all around the globe and is considered one of the most important religious sites in the world. The Temple of Mayadevi is the holiest spot of Lumbini Garden, where archeologists have found the exact location where the Buddha was born. The neighboring Ashoka Pillar, built by Indian emperor Ashoka in 249 BC, has inscriptions acknowledging Lumbini as the rightful place where Lord Buddha was given birth.
The main attraction of Lumbini is the Mayadevi Temple, the very garden where the goddess gave birth to the Buddha himself. It is claimed that Siddhartha (Buddha) took his first seven steps at this very site where he also sent his message of peace to humanity. Visiting The Mayadevi temple in Lumbini will take you down 2,200 years in history and the peaceful vibe that the place radiates will completely engulf you.
However, the garden is not the only thing that attracts tourists to this holistic site. Countries from all around the world including China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany, France, and many more have shown their respect by erecting gorgeous monasteries at the location. Each of these monasteries has its own aura with its authentic intricate designs, showcasing the culture of their respective country. The monasteries are their very own way of showing their respect and acknowledgment towards Lord Budhha and his birthplace.
Today the place is taken as the very center of peace, meditation, and spiritual awakening. You can visit different Vipassana centers found in the locality for yoga and meditation, as well as to engage with the monks living near the monasteries who devote their time to spreading peace and harmony to all sentient beings.