Since the Lumbini Development Zone was founded in 1978,Buddhist nations was founded in 1978, Buddhist nations from around the world have constructed extravagant monasteries around the birthplace of the Buddha. Each reflects the unique interpretation of Buddhism of its home nation and together the monasteries create a facinating map of world Buddhist philosophy.The site is extremely spread out, so hire a bicycle in Lumbini Bazar or rent one of the the waiting riskshaws at the entrance to the archaeological zone.Unless otherwise stated, all the monasteries are open daily during dayling hours. Srilanka Monastery is one of the famous monastery amoung the other monasteries. Further south, a track leads down to the site earmarked for the new Sri Lankan Monastery. A Short walk south from here takes you back to the Eternal Flame , passing a huge ceremonical bell, inscribed with Tibetan characters.