Nepali Times
Domestic Brief
Lumbini Disneyland


A surprise awaited UNESCO experts who met in Kathmandu last week to finalise a concept for the reconstruction of the Mayadevi Temple at Lumbini. They were invited to the prime minister's residence where an elaborate model with buildings and roads was shown off. UNESCO chaps were not impressed. Said one: "It was too aggressive, it was megalomania. It looked like Disneyland." The plan goes against the original idea of the birthplace of the Buddha being a tranquil oasis for meditation and international peace studies. ... (p. 7)


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