Lumbini Natural Park

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Lumbini Natural Park
Taman Alam Lumbini
လုမ္ဗီနီကသဘာဝပန်းခြံ
Shwedagon Pagoda Steel.jpg
Pagoda of Lumbini Natural Park, Berastagi
Monastery information
Order Theravada
Established October 2010
Site
Location Tongkoh Village, Dolat Rakyat, Berastagi
Website www.tamanalamlumbini.org

Lumbini Natural Park (Indonesian: Taman Alam Lumbini) is a Buddhist temple located at Desa Dolat Rayat, Berastagi in North Sumatra. It was inaugurated with a great ceremony in October 2010. The ceremony was attended by more than 1300 monks and more than 200 lay people from around the world. Taman Alam Lumbiniis a replica of “Shwedagon Pagoda” in Yangon, Myanmar. The architecture is similar to a Thai pagoda, covered in gold. It hosts an elephant statue and the door appears like an India craft.[1]

History

The temple is based on the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. Construction began in 2007. The project was successfully completed in 2010. It is 46.8 meters in height, 68 meters in length and 68 meters in width. The replica is the second highest among pagodas outside of Myanmar.This replica consists of:

  • 1 unit Large Pagoda, with the scale of 42 meters in height, 25.8 meters in length, 25.8 meters in width.
  • 8 units Small Pagoda with the scale of 7.18 meters in height, 5.38 meters in length, 5.38 meter in width.
  • 1 unit Ashoka Pillar with the scale of 19.8 meters in height and 0.8 meters in diameter pole.
  • 4 units Sakyamuni Buddha Statue made from the green Jade of Myanmar.[2]
View of Lumbini's Pagoda

References

  1. ^ "Taman Alam Lumbini Temple". Medanguide.com. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Taman Alam Lumbini - Replika Shwedagon Pagoda". Tamanalamlumbini.org. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 


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