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Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Lumbini gardens which houses the actual spot where Lord Buddha was born and where a pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka
of India in 249 BC to mark the exact spot. This area also houses ruins of ancient monasteries and the temple of Mayadevi - Lord Buddha's mother. Other
monuments here are the various monasteries constructed by other countries like Japan, Burma, Korea Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Kapilbastu is not far from Lumbini and was in 563 BC, the Kingdom which Gautam Buddha's father ruled. Around here are many ruins which indicate the old
forts and palaces of the time. Tilorakot, the capital of Kapilbastu where Siddhartha (Buddha) spent his days inside a palace as an heir apparent to the throne. It was here he came to know about the suffering of people and decided to choose the way of
the Buddha.

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