Maya Devi Temple
The most noted and the important temple in the premise enshrines the traditional location of Buddha’s birth. The Maya Devi temple is one of the major attractions of Lumbini. The later temple is a white building that protects the exact spot of Buddha’s birth, denoted by a marker stone.
The Bodhi tree is apparently the tree where Maya Devi rested in the shade while she was travelling. It was there that she went into labor and took a ritual dip in the nearby pond, which is believed to be the place where Buddha took his first bath too.
With strong touches of Angkor Wat, this colourful fantasy due for completion in 2018 is already one of the most fascinating temples in Lumbini. The temple is surrounded by a square railing topped off by four 50m green snakes whose tails entwine at the corners. The compound itself has a vast outer wall decorated with intricate designs.
World Peace Pagoda
This pagoda was built by the Japanese at the cost of US $ 1 million, just outside the main area. The pagoda has the statue of Lord Buddha in the position he took when he was born. It is a gleaming white structure with a golden statue. It is one of the rising attractions of Lumbini.
If you are looking for a day away from the central shrine areas of Lumbini or feeling the urge to do something out of the ordinary then I suggest taking a rickshaw ride to Kudan Stupa. Located about 4.5 kilometers south of Tilaurakot, Kudan Stupa is a beautiful place to visit in Lumbini Nepal. There is even a small pond nearby the Kudan Stupa where you can learn a great deal about Lord Buddha.
Tucked away at the northern end of the compound, this museum is devoted to the life of the Buddha, with a nice collection of artefacts and photos from Buddhist sites around the world. There is also an excellent model of the Master Plan for Lumbini's Development Zone.
The Korean Monastery offers visitors a sneak peek into the lives of Korean Sen (Zen) monks. You can spend an entire day here to learn the customs of the monks or opt to stay for a period of time and join the monks and experience their lifestyle firsthand. Do note that the stay involves abstinence from many comforts of modern life, so be prepared to sleep on thin mattresses, take cold showers, eat modest, vegetarian food and limit the time spent with modern gadgets.