Buddha Maya Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lumbini
Thanks everyone for you comments and support. It's very much appreciated and nice to know I have such great friends. Back on the bike again this morning and more of the lovely twisty road, but it was soon apparent that the trucks are on the move again, though when I got to Butwal the truck inspection was still in place and I and other light traffic …
7am start for the 7 hour ridiculously bumpy bus ride across the Himalayas. My bump-metre has gone up to include getting airborne multiple times. Although we are at the bottom of the Himalayas, it's still between 1500-400m above sea level. We wind our way down from the mountains on a public bus around the edge of the cliff, so narrow at times its …
The next morning we took a local bus to Lumbini. We left our bags at a nice family restaurant and despite the rickshaw drivers' insistence that it was very far, walked the fifteen minutes to the temple. Now the funny thing is we had come all this way to see the birth place of Buddha and we never actually went inside. The reason is none of the five ATMs in town worked so between us we had only five hundred Nepalese rupees left, this is approximately enough for a meal and a water bottle ...
... Zhong Hua Chinese Monastery (looked like the Forbidden City!), the Geden International Monastery (Austria/Switzerland), the Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple, the Linhson Monastery (Nepal), the Sokyo Gompa (Japan), the Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa (Germany) and the Linhson Monastery (Singapore).
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet