World Peace Pagoda
Lumbini Crane Sanctuary
The wetlands surrounding the World Peace Pagoda are protected as a crane sanctuary and you stand a good chance of seeing rare sarus...
Tucked away at the northern end of the compound, this museum is devoted to the life of the Buddha, with artefacts and photos from...
Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa
This truly extravagant stupa is one of the most beautiful buildings here and was constructed by the German Tara Foundation. The domed...
Peace Land Restaurant
Popular with locals, this lime-green restaurant has tasty chicken chow mein, curries and cold beer.
World Peace Pagoda information
Located outside the main compound, but easily accessible by bike, the impressive gleaming white World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Japanese Buddhists at a cost of US$1 million. The shining golden statue depicts the Buddha in the posture he assumed when he was born. Near the base of the stupa is the grave of a Japanese monk murdered by anti-Buddhist extremists during the construction of the monument.