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“Great work of an architecture!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bodnath Stupa

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.
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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“Great work of an architecture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

An excellent architecture with the Mandala shaped stupa. The Biggest stupa of the world with the Tibetan environment.

Visited September 2013
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“Very disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

As with most sacred attractions in Kathmandu it is not maintained or very clean. It's very sad that this Stupa along with many other places in Kathmandu have gone to waste along with their culture.

Visited August 2013
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“Something to experience rather than to describe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

One of my favourite places in Kathmandu! You can climb the stupa and walk around on different levels and get different views of the location.

As soon as you get through the gate that separates the chaos and noise of Kathmandu from the peace around this enormous building, you realize the visit is worthwhile. The area around it is pedestrianized.

I loved those watchful eyes of Buddha’s (that attract you), the blessings, the smell of incense, the brightly coloured Tibetan dresses, the flags around the stupa, the guest houses, the restaurants & the souvenir shops around. All your senses are assailed and overwhelmed by the experience!

Walk around the stupa (clockwise of course!!). Enjoy Tibetan people walking kora (peregrination) turning the prayer wheels around the perimeter. Witness devoted religious people meditating and praying to the stupa. Admire all the little Nepali flags blowing in the wind. Listen to the soothing music coming from the Buddhist singing school. Turn the great prayer wheels. Experience this ancient monument and its Medieval feel!

One could just stare at the Stupa for hours and watch the world go by. Peaceful, enriching, relaxing, profoundly spiritual for people of all faiths. Good place to see something of the Buddhist culture of Nepal.

This World Heritage Site is something to experience for yourself rather than to describe (as pictures don't do justice to this attraction). Foreigners must pay admission fee.

A one of a kind experience! Well worth a visit. Very enjoyable. A spiritual and magical place, ideal to meditate and thank Nepal for places like this! An absolute must for spiritual seekers.

Visited January 2013
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“peace circle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

just circle around Bodnath Stupa and you will find what is peace.really it has peaceful environment which is greate palce to go. shops and colourful buildings are plus attraction of this place.

Visited August 2013
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“A historic place with a wonder .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Its an amazing place in the busy streets of Kathmandu. you enter the temple complex and you are taken to a different world.
You need a whole day to explore the whole place...

Visited August 2013
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