Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 1.95 ha
- Buffer zone: 23 ha
Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.
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Medium airport - 9 mi (15 km) Gorakhpur Airport
Medium airport - 51 mi (83 km) Baglung Airport
Small airport - 57 mi (92 km) Meghauli Airport
Small airport - 59 mi (95 km) Pokhara Airport
Medium airport - 66 mi (107 km) Bharatpur Airport
Small airport - 72 mi (117 km) Tulsipur Airport
Small airport - 75 mi (121 km) Gorkha Airport
Small airport - 84 mi (136 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.