Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of ancient Shakya Kingdom
Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of ancient Shakya Kingdom is part of the Tentative list of Nepal in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
Map of Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of ancient Shakya Kingdom
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The best remains are the eastern gate and the 2 circular stupa foundations. It is difficult to imagine how this site could have been the wealthy city where Siddharta Gautama lived for the first 29 years of his life. Still it is worthy of being added as a WHS perhaps with Lumbini
This site has not yielded any thing to prove conclusively that it is Kapilavastu. With due respect I must add that I can't understand how UNESCO team is so blind-folded to offer it the status of World Heritage Site, only perhaps because British team is working there.
Piprahwa on the contrary has yielded all evidences way back in 1971-1973 in form of relics and seiling with the legend Kapilavastu. Still it has received no honour forget about giving reconition to the excavator. WHY THIS PARTIALITY?