Lumbini, Nepal - birthplace of the Buddha, early Dec, 2000
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A view in the Sacred Garden, Lumbini, Nepal
This park is on the grounds where the Buddha was born.
The Ashok pillar, erected about 3CE, marks the spot.
Tibetan prayer flags fly over the pool.
Chris walks around the pool
Chris, gazing at the Pillar
CJ chats with some Nepalese girls under the Bodhi tree
the Ashok Pillar, erected around 3CE
Chris lights incense at the Pillar
A beautiful lotus grows in a pool in Lumbini
A sign relates the early Chinese explorer's notes
on visiting Lumbini, hundreds of years ago.
the entranceway to the Chinese Buddhist Temple at Lumbini
Chinese temple in the complex
a shrine in one of the Chinese buildings here
The eternally burning flame here in Lumbini
CJ, as we walk to the various temples in the Lumbini
The entranceway to the Burmese temple
Stupa at the Burmese Temple
Two young pilgrims at the Shri Lanka temple
Chris kneels at an altar in one of the temples
head of the Buddha image here
The Thai Buddhist Monastary here in Lumbini
The temple at the Thai Monastary
the shrine inside the Thai temple
A resident Thai monk instructs students here at the monastary
Another temple here in the temple area
Young Nepali soldiers insist on a shot with CJ
The soon-to-be-huge Japanese Buddhist temple,
75 feet tall, under construction here in Dec 2000.
Chris likes cows.
our travel 'altar' of trinkets from our journey.
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