Ashoka Pillar

The Indian Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in 249 BC, leaving behind an inscribed sandstone pillar to commemorate the occasion. He built four stupas and a pillar with a horse idol at the top and an inscription that describes his visit and the importance of Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The pillar stands 6 meters and is made up of pink sandstone. The pillar is surrounded by a small fence, decorated with colorful prayer flags and also has bowled to light incense sticks and meditate. This pillar holds a historical significance and it is considered to be one of the major attractions of Lumbini.


- The inscription on the pillar is the oldest in Nepal. An important site for the history lovers and Buddhists, the site is one of the most visited sites in Nepal.
- The Puskarini/Holy Pond in the south.


- Sightseeing
- Pilgrimage

How to get there?

It is about 6-9 hours by bus from Kathmandu. The nearest airport is in Bhairahawa which is about 40 minutes by bus from Lumbini.


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