Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Bouddhanath stupa is the most liked sightseeing place in Kathmandu. Visitors are required to pay NRs. 250(Foreign Nationals) NRs. 50 (SAARC Nationals) NRs. 250 (Chinese) per person (Below 10 years free) as entrance fees to the Bouddhanath. A lot of Tibetan people reside around the Stupa. And it is very famous and holy place specially of Buddhists People. It is one of the most popular world heritage site of Nepal. Breakfree Adventures offer Bouddhanath Private Sightseeing Day Tours.
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  • katherine153
    Lancaster, United Kingdom276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see World Heritage Site
    A huge temple complex with Tibetan influence. Possibly the largest stupa (hemispherical mound built as burial mound or receptacle for religious objects/relics). The piercing blue eyes on each of the 4 faces seem to follow you wherever you go in the site! Do visit the onsite monastery - permissible even when monks are praying/meditating. The statues and artwork inside are simply breathtaking - sadly no photographs allowed but understandable. Visited with an excellent, very knowledgeable local guide - the facts and information were hard to take in, in one session but utterly fascinating.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Ravindra V
    Hyderabad, India1,211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively place
    This stupa is very attractive and is inspired by Mahabodhi in Bodh Gaya, India. There are a lot of pigeons and it is a good play area for kids and Instagram reel makers. You can go to the top and get an amazing view of the stupa.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Taranath Bohara
    Kathmandu, Nepal129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasure of Nepal
    Boudhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage, Nepal's biggest stupa, known as Jhyarung Khashyor, Khasa Chaitya, at Boudha-Jorpati Road, 4.5 km north of Kathmandu airport. The stupa covers 6756 sq km of land, 141 ft tall, 100 ft in diameter, and 3-tiered plinths in yantra form raised over 12 crossed rectangles. Five Dhyani Buddhas set Vairochana at the centre, Ratnasambhava in the south, Amitabha in the west, Amoghasiddhi in the north, and Aksobhya in the east direction. The dom tied 108 small niches with icons of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and female deities of conjoint figures in erotic poses. The floor base has countless praying wheels with carving mantras, Om Mani Padme Hum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Arun N
    Kannur, India58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Heritage site and uniquely constructed Supa - a must visit destination!
    Boudhanath Stupa is a prominent landmark and visiting spot in Kathmandu. It contains the relics and remains of Buddha.There is a large spherical stupa and the place is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The place is usually crowded with tourists from all over the world and there are a number of cafes and shops in the periphery, where visitors can spend time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 11, 2023
  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly serene
    This stupa is surprising in that from the street it seems like a regular street, but once you walk in the area is quite charming. It is large and essentially you may just walk around and take pictures. It is surprisingly peaceful and serene compared to what is happening around it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must be visited
    A beautiful Stupa with hundreds of colourful pray flags hanging in lines from its peak. All around the base are hundreds of pray wheels which are continuously being spun by visitors walking clockwise around the Stupa. The colours are so vibrant and the carving so intricate. All around the Stupa are shops selling a huge variety of items and rooftop restaurants from where you can get some amazing views of the Stupa.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • mwhamburger
    Seattle, Washington843 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    if you visit - go inside and don't miss it
    saw it only from the outside. Our group wasn't offered a visit to the inside (unfortunately) as I can see from photos posted by others. the stupa is immense and walked pretty much around it. Lots of little shops surround it that are quite interesting. the eyes make it look almost kind of spooky.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • mamma50
    Bengaluru, India369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful Stupa
    A well maintained stupa with 4 major monasteries and. shops selling Tibetan products. A one day ticket costs Rs 100/-. We took a guide to take us around as we had limited time here. The guide did a good job explaining and showing us around in about 2 hours.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 19, 2023
  • singhasam
    Weymouth, United Kingdom3,725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing stupa
    COLOURFUL fluttering flags arcing down from the top of Boudhanath Stupa only added to the dominant impression that visitors got of this landmark site. I spent a large chunk of time exploring the area, first walking round the entire stupa in the required clockwise direction and then going inside to follow a circular route round which had numerous floral displays. This is one of the largest circular stupas in the world, a World Heritage site and a hugely popular destination for visitors to Kathmandu. It is also a useful chance to browse for souvenirs notably handicrafts and also to climb up into a little monastery and look out from a first floor balcony over this huge monument if you can see it through flocks of pigeons. I also got to push a giant prayer wheel taller than myself round three times while considering the place I was visiting. The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu and it attracted crowds of people to see it while I was there. Definitely a "must see" site on anyone's visit to Kathmandu.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Wangchuk-ma
    Thimphu, Bhutan5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boudhanath Stupa
    Boudhanath Stupa has never failed to consistently inspire wonder in me. The magnificent stupa stands tall and transcends time, enveloping the air with tranquillity. This sacred site is not just a visual delight but also an enduring spiritual legacy of Buddhism. However, it would have been wonderful if the sacredness of the place is preserved without the intrusion of various shops. This might also make the place less crowded.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 1, 2024
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Dr R M Thapa Syangja
Putalibazar, Nepal66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Every corner of this magnificent Buddhist stupa carries a heritage in itself. Wholly, this heritage site is a must visit in Kathmandu. There are cafes and restaurants where you can sit, sip a coffee and enjoy the majesty of this ancient monument. You spin the prayer wheel with your right hand as you circle the temple clockwise. There are pilgrims who travel far and wide to be at this one of Buddhism's most important site.
Written April 16, 2024
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selvakumar2015
Chennai (Madras), India699 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
The centuries old stupa with very distinct architecture was once surrounded by rice paddies.
If the traditions of stupa building in Sri Lanka is followed in Nepal as well, the monument was likely built around the casket containing the relics of Lord Buddha.
The stupa is now fully enclosed by multistorey shops selling various artifacts of tourist interest.
The spire of the stupa is believed to be made with solid gold blocks.
Even otherwise, the stupa is a religious monument of aesthetic beauty.
The Buddha eyes looking benevolently is soothing on the nerves.
One gets a clear view of the grandeur of the Boudhinath Stupa from the terrace tea shops surrounding the stupa.
It is suggested that the tea shops operating around the monument may kindly restrain their patrons to respect the religious sanctity of the place by not smoking strange smelling weeds.
A must visit monument while you are in Kathmandu.
Recommended.
Written April 15, 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,546 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Unlike the Monkey Temple where Entrance is FREE, here visitors are required to pay to gain entrance. Fee for foreign visitors is 250 NPR, cheaper for locals.

The Stupa is similar to those of the Monkey Temple. There are no steps to climb here. Along the way are shops and restaurants. Very commercialized areas for my taste!
Written March 31, 2024
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was our second trip to this incredible stupa. It is the area's number one religious attraction. The stupa complex is one of Nepal's UNESCO designated treasures. The place exudes magnetic magic. Majority of visitors enter for free, but we used the official entrance where the tickets are issued. That seems appropriate for the foreign visitors.
It is fascinating to watch the crowds of devotees, mixed crowd of tourists, locals, monks, everyone walking in the clockwise direction, most in prayerful concentration.
It is recommended to spend some time here. Smell the incense. Observe the customs and people. Enjoy the unique atmosphere. There are many interesting stores and boutiques in the immediate area and four monasteries. Truly a lot to see.
We ate a late lunch in a restaurant with the great view of the stupa.
Written March 22, 2024
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Ray raz
Kathmandu, Nepal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The most Beautiful places in Kathmandu!! Mighty stupa is Surroundings by shops, hotels, cafes & business. Very rich for spiritual energy ❤️❤️
Written February 25, 2024
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Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd
Kathmandu, Nepal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Bouddhanath Stupa is One of the Most Beautiful Places for visitors. The Stupa is surrounded by businesses, Hotels, Cafes & handicraft shops. An amazing place for Traveler to spend their precious time.
Written February 24, 2024
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John
Paris, France7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Boudhanath Stupa is breathtaking! Its serene ambiance and intricate design are mesmerizing. A must-visit spiritual sanctuary in Nepal.
Written February 18, 2024
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Chameli T
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I went there on a sunny day. The place was full of people. Inside there are some spots where some Buddhists pray. There were some beautiful flowers inside a metal bowl on the wall. It was a wonderful experience.
Written February 17, 2024
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Blok103
Liverpool, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Busy square with lots of people. We had a guide who explained some of the detail. Small entrance fee for foreigners (400Npr). Lots of bars and restaurants with a view where you can sit and take in everything
Written January 24, 2024
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Joël L
England, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I am right now staying in Kathmandu for a few days. And Bouddhanath was my top list. BEST PLACE to find the surreal experience inside you. There's crowd, like a big big big crowd but don't care it at all when you feel your inner experience. I just kove Bouddhanath. I love you Kathmandu. You are giving me goosebumps.
Written January 22, 2024
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