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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

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Religious Site
One of the largest and most important structures of its kind in the country, Boudhanath Stupa holds a spot on the World Heritage List and serves as an icon of the city. Pay a visit to this holy site and you'll find it an epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism in the region, as the complex features a number of monasteries around it. Marvel at the stupa's massive base, topped with a sizable dome and a towering manadala, the golden triangular spire at the top. You can also admire the colorful statues around the dome and the tower's mysterious painted-on eyes. Rumor has it that circling the stupa can help to free you from your sins. The devastating earthquake in April of 2015 severely damaged the structure, causing the removal of the entire top portion and calling for a massive reconstruction project. Add Boudhanath Stupa and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Having been a regular visitor to Buddhist pagodas and Stupas in Myanmar, I found this place below average. The place is surrounded by all sorts of souvenir ships, restaurants however, the access road ...  more »
  • A must to be at Boudhanath Stupa if u visit Kathmandu.Its a beautiful man made monument depicting the historical religions  more »
  • Beautiful spot. A haven of peace in the chaotic madness of Kathmandu. Enjoy a rooftop lunch and watch the world below.  more »
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  • A lovely place as always. Definitely one of my favourite place on earth. Can be visited anytime of the day and you can experience a different atmosphere. Simply marvelous!
  • I like the feel that I get whenever I go there. Tibetan music in the background, worshippers offering their prayer and the Boudhha standing still and smiling back. This place is always full of people and still one can feel the sense of calmness.
  • Unesco heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal. The only heritage site well constructed after earthquake. The lights in the evening are amazing n beautiful. A must visit for everyone.
  • An amazingly peaceful place. One can climb up the stairs to have a good look around the temple. The little shops around the temple offer accessories and other things related to Buddhism.
  • Beautiful place and worthwhile to visits! Go early and spend some time enjoying the ambience before the crowds arrive because it gets busy and is less pleasant.