Lumbini Hotel Kasai - next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Lumbini Sacred Garden

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The birthplace of the Lord Buddha is one of the most important holy places for Buddhists. King Ashoka, after uniting the Indian sub-continent, made a pilgrimage here in the 3rd century BC and dedicated a stone pillar which remains to this day. There are also records of pilgrimages by renowned Chinese Buddhist monks up to 7th century. Lumbini Sacred Garden has 22 monasteries established by 15 countries. Lumbini became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, and a development project is being carried out under a master plan designed by renowned architect Kenzo Tange. Lumbini today is a holy place where Buddhists from all over the world come to make a pilgrimage in pursuit of peace of mind.

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Nature of Lumbini

Lumbini has various kinds of animals, birds, insects and flowers. Cranes are protected in a sanctuary around our hotel, and many types of wild birds will attract your interest. There is a curious animal which looks like a deer, but is called a "Blue bull".

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Buddhist sites around Lumbini

Tilaurakot, 27km east of Lumbini, is believed to be the capital of the Kapilavastu kingdom. The Lord Buddha lived here for 29 years as a prince, before he became a monk. There are remains of some residences, the Eastern Gate and the Western Gate. Nearby, a small museum displays coins and pottery excavated from the ruins.
Kudan, located 10km south of Tilaurakot, is said to be where the Lord Buddha came after his enlightement and preached to his father.
Devadaha, located 50km east of Lumbini, is said to be the city of Mayadevi, Buddha's mother. The gravesite of Lord Buddha, where his ashes lay buried, is believed to be in Ramagram, close to Devahaha.

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KATHMANDU

You will land at the international airport of Kathmandu, the capital city, located in a valley in the center of Nepal. At 1300 meters in altitude, on a clear day you can see the Himalaya mountain range. With both Hindu and Buddhist influences, the historical architecture of Kathmandu is a sight to behold. In 1979 the entire valley was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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HIMALAYAN Range

The eastern portion of the Himalayan mountain range, including the southern slope of Mount Everest - the world's tallest mountain at 8,848 meters - is located in Nepal. There is a tourist flight from Kathmandu that circles Mount Everest, an unforgettable experience. The local flight from Kathmandu to Lumbini takes you high above the clouds over spectacular mountains in the Himalayan range.

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Rickshaw service available to and from the Lumbini Sacred Garden.