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Mahaparinirvana Temple

The highlight of this modest temple, rebuilt in 1927 and set among extensive lawns and excavated monastery and stupa ruins with a circumambulatory path, is its serene 5th-century reclining Buddha, unearthed in...

Buddhist Site in Kushinagar

Ramabhar Stupa

Architecturally, this half-ruined 15m-high stupa is little more than a dome-shaped clump of red bricks, but there's an unmistakable aura about this place that is hard to ignore. This is where Buddha’s body is...

Multicuisine in Kushinagar

Yama Cafe

Run by the welcoming Mr Roy, this Kushinagar institution has a simple, traveller-friendly menu that includes toast, omelettes, fried rice and thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup).

Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Wat Thai Complex

This large complex, much of it off limits to visitors, features an elaborate temple surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens with bonsai-style trees, as well as a side stupa containing relics of the Buddha...

Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Mathakuar Temple

This small shrine, set among monastery ruins, marks the spot where Buddha is said to have made his final sermon. It now houses a beautiful gilded 3m-tall blue-stone Buddha statue, thought to date from the 10th...

Museum in Kushinagar

Buddha Museum

Exhibits Buddhist relics, sculptures and terracotta, most of it from Kushan-era Mathura but some unearthed from the Kushinagar region, though it suffers from poor lighting and scant English text.

Buddhist Site in Kushinagar

Dalai Lama Bell

A large bell erected in honour of the Dalai Lama on the grounds of ancient Kushinagar, near Maharparinirvana Stupa.

Ghat in Kushinagar

Buddha Ghat

This small ghat on the Hiranyavati River was built in remembrance of Buddha's cremation near the river banks.