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Wonder Type: Cultural
Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Lumbini", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.