The Incredible Location, Lumbini Crane Refuge: Nepal’s old Lumbini Garden, which stretches over 6 km2, has also been transformed into a crane sanctuary. The Sarus excavators, the enormous flying creatures, have been living in the fields around Lumbini ever since Buddha was young. While crane numbers dwindle along with several other wildlife, they still nest in the area today.
As a crane refuge, the habitats around the World Peace Pagoda are covered, and you stand a fair chance of seeing rare sarus cranes stalking through the fields. You can see through to the nearby Crane Sanctuary from the top of the Game Stability Pagoda. This preserved land is intended to give the Sarus Excavators endemic to the area a native element.
The sacred birthplace of the Buddha
The forest and wetlands around the Buddha’s birthplace are conserved as Lumbini Crane Sanctuary, with few pairs of endangered Sarus Crane breeding annually. The Lumbini sacred garden and its surrounding farmlands are important Bird and Biodiversity areas of Nepal and are among the finest birding destinations in Nepal.
Overview of Lumbini Sanctuary
- The Garden of Lumbini spreads over an area of 6 km sq. It is peaceful, filled with branches of green trees and colorful flowers. Numerous cranes, blue bulls, fish, and butterflies are also available.
- With beautiful architecture, wall arts, and crafts, over thirty global landmarks (and more still being built) aim to represent someone else’s architectural design.
- Lumbini is hometo a significant number of mammals and other wildlife. It is an effort to gather information and showcase the vibrant biodiversity of Lumbini and to bring together concerned global citizens to protect this rich natural heritage from excessive commercialization and over-tourism.