It was founded sometime before 620 BC.
Today, it is known as the location of Chitwan National Park, as Buddha's birthplace, and for its gardens, temples, monasteries, sacred trees, and peaceful, spiritual atmosphere.
People Born in Lumbini
Lumbini in People's Lives
Orlando Bloom: I traveled here in 2008, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. I spent a lot of time with the local children and native people, happy to help and learn about their culture. Also while here, I visited Chitwan National Park.