Tilaurakot Museum


This small museum at the final turn-off to the Tilaurakot archaeological site displays some of the artefacts found there. A new and larger museum building, under construction at time of research, is due by 2020.

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1. Tilaurakot

0.36 MILES

About 29km west of Lumbini, Tilaurakot has been identified as the historical site of Kapilavastu, where Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his…

2. World Peace Pagoda

14.91 MILES

Located outside the main compound, but easily accessible by bike, the impressive gleaming-white World Peace Pagoda, one of the world's greatest stupas,…

3. Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa

15.04 MILES

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5. Lumbini Crane Sanctuary

15.07 MILES

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6. Thrangu Vajra Vidhya Monastery

15.12 MILES

This monastic temple funded by Canadians opened in 2014; 80% of the residents are nuns. The temple is noted for the nearly three thousand Buddha statues…

7. Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery

15.16 MILES

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8. Korean Buddhist Temple

15.16 MILES

At the time of research, the government of South Korea was finishing up this massive temple. The interior is magnificent; you might find workers still…