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#1 of 20 Places To Visit in Kathmandu
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Boudhanath (Boudha), Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
entry fee
NPR 150
per person for foriegners
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

how to reach boudhanath

From the Kathmandu airport, or from Thamel, take a taxi. If you are coming to see the Boudha Stupa, tell the taxi driver that you wish to go to Boudha Stupa main Gate. There are also a number of local buses and vans that carry passengers in the Kathmandu Valley around Ring Road (which loops around Kathmandu & the Kathmandu Valley) to Chabihil for 15 to 20 rupees. From Chabihill, one can take one of the many buses/vans to the 'Bouda Stupa main gate' for 15 rupees, or walk for 20 mins. up the Boudha road to the Stupa.

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about boudhanath

  • Boudhanath Stupa is considered to be one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist monuments in Nepal. The impressive structure stands at a height of 36 meters. In 1979, it became an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Great Stupa of Boudhanath is the focal point of the district. There are at least 29 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries & Nunneries) around Boudhanath. Situated on a three level Mandala style platform, the Stupa is visited by millions of devotees. An interesting legend surrounds this enthralling structure. 

    The kingdom of King Dharma Deva Was facing an awful drought, leaving the king in panic. Acting on the advice of an astrologer, who suggested the sacrifice of an ideal man with 32 virtues in front of the dry royal water spout, the king lost his life. Ordering his son to behead the person in white robes, the king sacrificed his own life for the greater good of mankind.Visit this imposing structure and soak in the enigma and magnificence of a bygone era. During the festival of Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February or March, Boudhanath hosts the largest celebration in Nepal.

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Ram Kapoor
Ram Kapoor
awesome budhist temple
Jun 24 2014
this is the best place to visit in kathmandu.. the enterance fee is Rs 150 but this is well worth.. it is relatively modern and close to central kathmandu. there are no. of temples around the area and many cafes & restaurants.. amazing place to v ...... read more