Buddhism is a major religion in the world, around 535 million, which is 7% – 9% of the world’s population people, propounds the philosophy that is based on the teachings of the Buddha. Lord Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama at Lumbini, Nepal. His parents were Suddhodhan (Shakya King) and Maya Devi. The Buddhism origin was back to the 5th and the 6th century Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Mongolia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Nepal are respectively the top ten countries with Buddhism majority. Siddhartha Gautam was the Prince who left the house as well as the kingdom in search of enlightenment in his small age. Buddha Sought the supreme enlightened not only for him but for the whole world. Here are some of the top Buddhist tourism (Holy) places that you must visit in the lifetime.
Top Buddhist Tourism Destinations:
Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is regarded as one of the holiest places for Buddhist. Lumbini was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Many Great temples, monasteries , and shrines are built in the Lumbini and dedicated to the Buddha and Buddhism .
The peace flame Which burns continuous and indicates the peace, Maya Devi temple and pond, Ashoka Pillar, museum are other attractions in the Lumbini Area. The other Buddhist pilgrimage in Nepal is Bouddhanath, Swambhunath, the monasteries around the world.
Bodh Gaya (India)
Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautam Buddha has received the enlightenment. The place is located In Bihar India. Near Mahabodhi Temple under the Bodhi tree, he has Meditated and realized nirvana. The area was ruined and buried by British at the 19th century The Mahabodhi Temple, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, Ratnagarh, Lotus Tank, Buddha Kund, Chankramana, Tibetan Monastery, Archaeological Museum etc are some of the places you must visit once.
The other Buddhist pilgrimages in India are Sarnath (utter Pradesh) Where Buddha where the Buddha gave his first religious teaching of the Dharma; and Kushinagar, where the Lord Buddha passed away.These are the place once you must visit in India Tour.
Borobudur is a 9th-century located on the Java island of Indonesia covering an area of the 2,520-meter square. It is regarded as one of the largest monument in the world. The Borobudur Temple area consist of six square platforms including 2,672 relief panels with 504 Buddha status.There is no exact date for the construction of the temple but it is thought that the construction has taken a period of 75 years and the temple was completed in about 825 CE. The monument was listed in with UNESCO’s World heritage site in the 1970s.
The Buddhism rooted in Japan since 6th Centaur. Around 70 % of the Japanese are Buddhist. Nara is the cradle of Japanese culture. Nara Temple area with other 13 Temples and Shrines are listed in World Heritage Sites. The other Temples around Nara temples are Nara Park and Tōdai-ji Temple, Kofuku-Ji Temple, Tōshōdai-ji Temple, Yakushi-Ji Temple etc.
China is popular for cultural antiques and splendid Buddhist tourism architecture. Though there seems different dates for Buddhism introduced in china but Historians believe that probably in the 3rd century BCE. In the basic geographical area, there seem 3 types of Buddhist. 1.Han (Chinese) Buddhism 2. Tibetan Buddhism and 3.Theravada Buddhism. Mt. Wutai, Mt. Emei, Mt. Putuo and Mt. Jiuhua are the sacred mountains in china which famous for the enlightenment of Bodhisattva. The palace of the Dalai Lama (Tibet) is also regarded as the post beautiful and famous destination for Buddhist Pilgrim.