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Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

CountryNepal
Date of Inscription1997
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666

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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