The last day of the trip to western Nepal, we went to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. There was a large gated compound. Many different countries had built their own monasteries, including France, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and many more. We only had time to see a few. We also saw the actual birthplace of Buddha. There were some ruins of the old palace (he was born a prince). We were not allowed to take pictures inside. There were foundations of part of the palace, and in the center, there was a slab of stone on the floor that could be seen through a window. They said that it was the exact place of his birth.
|Me, Anup, and Rubita|
|The Ashok pillar|
|Ruins of the old palace|
|Back on the road. People transporting an entire house by foot|