Peaceful Monasteries

Peace and serenity in a Nepalese monastery

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For peaceful monasteries and tranquil settings, head to the holy site of Lumbini. Said to be the birthplace of Siddharta Gautama, better known as the Buddha, Lumbini is rimmed by a monastic zone that includes the Theravadin, Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries.

Explore the many ruins of ancient monasteries, the sacred Boddhi tree, the ancient bathing pond and the Mayadevi temple. For a truly authentic experience, stay in a monastery during your stay and explore the forests and villages outside of the complex.

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Destination Specialist

"It's always a good idea for ladies to take a light scarf with them, as you will need to cover up when visiting Monasteries."