Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
4.5
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
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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
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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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  • Taranath Bohara
    Kathmandu, Nepal134 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
    Traveled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Arun N
    Kannur, India78 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
    Traveled solo
    Written October 11, 2023
  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,421 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
    Traveled solo
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,272 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • mwhamburger
    Seattle, Washington830 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • mamma50
    Bengaluru, India452 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 19, 2023
  • singhasam
    Weymouth, United Kingdom4,015 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
    Traveled solo
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Wangchuk-ma
    Thimphu, Bhutan16 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Roy Thomos
    Maryland3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-Visit Place in Kathmandu, Nepal
    Must-Visit Place in Kathmandu, Nepal When visiting Kathmandu, Nepal, make sure to explore the serene and spiritually enriching Boudhanath Stupa, a revered Buddhist temple. Conveniently located near the Hyatt hotel, and in close proximity to both the airport and Pashupatinath Temple, this sacred site offers a profound experience. Embark on a journey to Boudhanath Stupa for a tranquil escape and inner peace. The magnificent surroundings and the spiritual ambiance create a unique atmosphere that is both calming and awe-inspiring. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural and spiritual richness of this iconic destination.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Joël L
    England, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual Journey is here.
    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.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 21, 2024
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I’d still recommend going here as the inside of the structure is full of marvelous intricate designs (no photos allowed inside). It’s so beautiful, imagine those Tibetan Thangka paintings all over a wall and ceiling.

Sadly we had people harassing us outside (which our guide was able to mostly deter), lots of pigeons, rubbish and vendors. Inside was the worst: some “monks” kept trying to offer us yoghurt (which we politely declined) but it seemed they would have wanted something in return. Inside we looked at the walls for a while when another man dressed as a monk gave us incense sticks which we tried to decline but he insisted. Then we were lead down the Centre to pray and get a blessing, which we did to be polite. The “donation book” then made an appearance: previous supposed donations being 2500rp! Ha! I paid 500 and still felt ripped off by the whole ordeal. Reminds me of a similar scam in Sydney.
Written January 28, 2020
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J0ymermaid
Bangkok, Thailand124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very nice experience. The stupa has beautiful eyes painted on the four sides, which look at you when you circle. You can ascend to the upper level, where you have a nice view of the surrounding area. There are many cafes and restaurants around where you can watch the stupa and the worshippers.
When it becomes dark, there are many local people circling the stupa, which creates a very pleasant atmosphere of the whole place.
Written April 30, 2020
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mikeej99
Santa Barbara, CA133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The circular street with its shops, restaurants and hotels surrounding the stupa is the real attraction. This is a great spot to watch Pilgrims from all over the world pass by. Exploring the maze of narrow pathways through ancient buildings and shops is the real draw here. Sunset is a great time to visit the stupa as the monks light a ton of candles for worshippers to offer to the dieties. Some incredible photos of Nepalese kids in candle light at sunset are easy to capture here. Watch for the ever present pick pockets. They are eager to relieve you of your watch, wallet or anything else you are distracted from caring for.
Written February 15, 2020
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lovetravel
Paris, France12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
A must visit place in Kathmandu. Taxi ride from the main city to stupa might be quiet a ride filled with chaotic traffic but at vibe over there. The smell of incense stick, the lamas in their robes and the unbothered crowd gives you a sense of peace over there. Plenty of good eating options over there.

Written February 6, 2020
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DAS
Kathmandu, Nepal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The positive frequency you get by just putting a first step inside makes you feel light on the inside, prayer flags flowing with air can make your pray express from the inside. A must visit pilgrimage place with smiling faces thus closing there eyes, mumbling prayers and chants deep inside feels you are somewhere loved. It's just makes you smile big.
Written March 12, 2020
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DannyT
Colorado Springs, CO13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
One of the best place for sightseeing in Kathmandu, if you are looking for a rich history of ancient city. This ancient medieval town is absolutely beautiful with its rich architecture and monuments. The place is much more crowded during evening therefore if you want less crowd then one must visit at the morning.
Written January 27, 2021
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Liz Tully
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited on New Years Day and arrived by taxi. It's a very busy spot but still very peaceful. The entry fee (for foreigners) is 400 rupee (around $5 AUD) per person. There are lots of market stalls, shops and restaurants around the stupa so plenty going on. We left the crowds and headed up to a second floor cafe which gave us a great view and a nice break from the busyness. It's a good place to visit but expect lots of crowds and to pay more for food/drinks than in downtown. Overall, a great place to see and worth the entrance fee.
Written January 1, 2020
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TravelDan24
Glasgow, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I can't remember how much I paid to get in at the entrance but I think it is worth it. The stupa is big and there are a lot of shops and restaurants/cafes within the area. That being said, you can just walk in through one of the many other entrances. I would advise the first time you go to pay, because you are supporting the location and maintenance but then if you go other times just walk in through the other entrances. Especially since there are a lot of restaurants inside, and if that is all you want to go to then there is no point in paying every single time at the entrance. You can spend 1-2hrs here exploring and looking into the shops. If you are lucky you might see a procession of some sort, of which a lot of them start at the stupa.
Written March 12, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Boudhanath Stupa is a top attraction in Kathmandu Nepal. This "Stupa" is big in size and stunning to look at and a very important monument to Nepal which is one of the many reasons why this is a UNESCO site as well. There are shops that are situated all around the the Stupa, as well as a traditional Buddhist Monastary.
A very worthwhile stop to see this Stupa and to walk all around the base of this monument as well as to walk around the upper level.
Written April 20, 2020
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SSmith
United States9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The biggest stupa in the world perhaps. The monument itself is beautiful to look at, well maintained and inspirational. Whilst not particularly religious myself, it is amazing to see people walking around and performing their acts of faith here.
The area itself is also enjoyable to walk around, surrounded by restaurants, cafes and little shops. Overall, a quiet way to spend an hour in a hectic city.
Written November 6, 2020
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