Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

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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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  • August 18, 2017
    The destruction of the great earthquake are fully renovated. These attractions can be visited for an entrance fee of RS 400. Always in a clockwise circle the stupa.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Boudhanath is still an oasis of peace close to the bustle of Kathmandu. An ideal place to contemplate about the rituals of the Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Also good restaurants and good shopping
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  • August 18, 2017
    This was billed as a must see attraction. There isn't anything more than the external view which can be seen from a photo. However, the shops there were run by mostly Tibetans and the goods were diffe...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    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!
  • July 13, 2017
    Always the best experience, such a beautiful place and art. Everybody should visit this place once in lifetime. People around the place and that music makes it more heavenly feel, for the best experience climb top of the museum. #peace #Buddha
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful Buddhist temple. We were there during the evening, when several Buddhist were also making their rounds. In the pooring rain! But still everybody was peacefull and relaxed, including the candles that they still kept burning. Clean place.

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