Pawan International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lumbini
... of Love married 16,108 women that were not allowed to be married by man 8) - Ram Avatar 9) - Buddha- was a Prince who turned into a monk on the path to enlightenment 10) - Kalki - this is yet to happen. Kal means tomorrow in Hindi. Half man half horse Hanuman- Monkey God- is at the service of Ram Stories: 1) Hanuman was sent to collect a herb (sanjivani booty) that only grows in the Northern mountains so Laxman (Ram's younger brother) could be saved ...
... a Disney theme park without the rides. The key for Monica and I was not only observing the structures and stupas but observing the people as well.
The locals here in Lumbini have a much darker skin tone than the Nepalese people in Kathmandu or Pokhara - they appear much more Indian like in appearance. There is very little English spoken here and a lot fewer westerners visit here and the ones that do, tend to stay only for a day or two. Monica ...
... was finished in 2001 after a 7 years period of building. It was constructed by Japanese Buddhists. There are many Peace Pagodas all over the world to spread peace and unity around the world, and most of them had been built after the atomic attack on Japan in the second World War.
We also visited the Lumbini Museum, which was rather funny as most of the pictures were starting to "melt" and figures were just replicas from museums in ...
... 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 ...
... building for 250 kids with
classes on the roof, 2 on the grass, and 3 inside. Less than ¼ of
the attendees are girls because village culture tends to keep them
illiterate and working in the household. $200 USD will send one of
these girls to school for a year. Anyone interested in sponsoring a
girl, and having mail correspondence with her, let me know.
Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha is a United Nations world ...