Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. As the center of Tibetan culture in the Kathmandu region, it is rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Boudhanath Stupa has been described as one of the best experiences in Kathmandu, one can feel a sense of calm and spirituality when at the Boudhanath Stupa. Arrive early in the morning and you will be treated to the sight of elderly and young Tibetan monks alike in burgundy robes participating in morning prayers. In addition to the enticing culture, it is also a beautiful area, there are a number of shops, monasteries and homes that can be found around the stupa. It can be a wonderful experience to watch people embrace their religion and live their lives in a traditional manor. Bodnath is thought to have been built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions with various interesting legends being told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion of Tibet, the temple has been transformed into one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalese, as well as a popular tourist site.
Opening Hours: whole day
Entrance Ticket: 200 rupees
Address: Boudhanath (Boudha)，Kathmandu
Duration: 30 minutes