Lumbini Hokke Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lumbini
... top two tiers of the Gods again: GENERATOR Brahma OPERATOR/OBSERVER Vishnu -10 reincarnations (9 have happened, 1 still to come in future); each came to solve major problem when the world was on the verge of dismiss and the final will come as humanity as we know it ends and starts fresh): 1) - Parshuram 2) - Narsingh Avatar Half man half lion 3) - Matsya Avatar fish 4) -Kurma the tortoise 5) - Varaha the boar 6) - Vaman Avatar the dwarf 7) - Krishna ...
... original Buddha around 600 BC or so. There is an entire park, shrine and monastery dedicated to this. Many of the brick structures are dated from this era and have been preserved. Surrounding this is an area filled with monasteries built by different countries all dedicated to the Buddha and Buddhism. Most of these countries are Asian and European - nothing from North America. We spent our mornings strolling from one monastery to another - it is ...
... countries, I like to show you just a few ( my favourites) as there are around 15 different ones and more to be built. We spent the whole Saturday strolling through this huge park and it was quite funny and irritating at the same time that 5 times we were asked by total local strangers to be on a pictures with them! Did we miss something? :D
On Sunday we rent some bicycles and drove up to the World Peace Pagoda at the other end of the ...
... to the wrong hotel! Back to our bus and made it to the correct hotel in about 5 minutes. Tried to see if we can get some food at the hotel. Guy at the hotel said he will try and get the chef. After 10 minutes we gave up and gone to bed as no one know how long it would take to get the food.
It's certainly 1 of our most memorable day - though not in a good way.
I would certainly recommend flying for this part of the itinerary if we were to do this all over ...
... Pigs wander around.
The villages are surrounded by fields of beans and soy and rice. It
is a primitive life here but quite and peaceful. I had a chance to spend some time in the very remote villages for a day.
Schools here are unimaginably short of
resources and a Nepali friend and I decided to undertake a project to
improve a small school run by a very kind and diligent principal.
The pics attached show the ...