Lumbini

To visit Lumbini is to go to the root of Buddhism. It was here in 563 BC that Siddhartha Gautama, a prince who would later go on to attain enlightenment and become the Buddha, was born. Lumbini has always been a destination that drew pilgrims. Perhaps the most famous of these was Emperor Ashoka, who made the pilgrimage to Lumbini in 249 BC, erecting a sandstone pillar that remains to this day. Pilgrims from far-flung foreign lands continued to come to Lumbini long after the region ceased to exist as a Buddhist stronghold. The two most famous pilgrims were Fa Hsien and Hsuan Tang, who visited Lumbini, traveling over land from China, in 403 A.D. and 600 A.D. respectively. Another king, Ripu Malla, made a pilgrimage to Lumbini in 1312. Countless pilgrims have been to the hallowed grounds at Lumbini since a prince decided to leave his royal home and become a seeker. Not everyone, however, came to pay their respects: marauding Mughal forces destroyed Lumbini toward the end of the 14th century. It marked the beginning of an era during which Lumbini was slowly deserted. It disappeared from maps and memory. It was only in 1896 that the Ashokan pillar was rediscovered by an excavation led by Khadga Shumsher Rana, the then governor of Palpa.

    1. Maya Devi Temple
      Maya Devi Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple situated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pool (known as Puskarni) and a sacred garden. The archaeological remains at the site were previously dated to the third-century BCE brick buildings constructed by Ashoka the Great. A sixth-century BCE timber shrine was discovered in 2013. 
    2. Lumbini Monastic Site
      This place is full of monasteries near Maya Devi temple. It is peaceful, very green has some best monasteries of the world like THE GREAT LOTUS[TARA FOUNDATIONS], UNITED TRUNGRAM, KOREAN VIHARA, VIETNAM TEMPLE, MAHABODHI SOCIETY INDIA to name a few.