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“Buddist Stupor” 5 of 5 stars
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Bodnath Stupa
Bodnath, Kathmandu 13369, Nepal
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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Religious Sites
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Owner description: Bouddhanath stupa is the most liked sightseeing place in Kathmandu. Visitors are required to pay Rs. 200 per person as entrance fees to the Bouddhanath. A lot of Tibetan people reside around the stupa.
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“Buddist Stupor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Fabulous place to visit to find your Zen. Talk to the monks if you need to share a problem and they advise and send you on a mediation to help you think things through. Light some butter lamps if you need to let your problems go or to be guided in what you need to do in your life.Most of the members of the Everest expeditions visited this stupor prior to climbing to ask for guided and strength for their endeavours.

Visited April 2013
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“magical feeling especially early in the morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nice walk from Shambaling Hotel at 7 in the morning. Place was already alive with locals and pilgrims to the Stupa. Smells of incense, sight of the faithful spinning prayer wheels and minimal tourists at that time of day engendered a warm feeling of stepping into the local scene and not feeling out of place.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice View from the top”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

You get an amazing view from the top. The stupa is nice, clean and airy. Beware of loads of monkeys around. Warning : you have to climb about 80 stairs to reach the stupa

Visited March 2013
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“A massive stupa - with arena of shops.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Thanka art schools are all around here - their student paint the exquisite Mandala art designed in the '70's by the Dali Lama. But don't be fooled. If you want the real thing - thanka art done by a master, make sure it's signed.

Visited April 2013
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“Bodnath Stupa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Much nicer stupa than the monkey temple. Also visit the buddhist monastery further down in Kopan. It has a beautiful garden and you can also go and hear the monks chanting at about 6.30pm. It's wonderful!

Visited March 2013
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