Saturday, August 23, 2014


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

Chinese Monastery

Thai Monastery

Myanmar monastery

Ruins of the old palace

Cambodian Monastery

Cambodian Monastery

Thai monastery
Thai Monastery
Back on the road. People transporting an entire house by foot

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