Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. Use our Kathmandu tour planning tool to add Boudhanath Stupa and other attractions to your Kathmandu vacation plans.
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  • Really worth visiting. The Bodnath Stupa is huge; bright white, with numerous strings of prayer flags hanging from it. Lots of praying Buddhists and some cute restaurants tucked in the alleyways...  more »
  • Nice stupa view good atmosphere and coffee is always good in roadhouse cafe boudha ..... thank you soni for giving service us 👌👌  more »
  • Once look at the picture available you will be forced to visit.🤩
  • When you enter the gate you automatically feel peaceful looking at the white stupa. It's a really beautiful place buzzing with people all around. It holds a cultural value and a good tourist destination for a quick round. There are really beautiful restaurants and shops all around. Recommended for a visit.

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