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“Boudhanath - a spiritual hub”
Review of Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa
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Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath And Pashupatinath Temples
Ranked #1 of 188 things to do in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I just stayed in Boudha for two weeks and it was an intensely wonderful experience. As you enter throught the gate and the stupa stands beneign, strong immutable before your eyes you can experience a rush of peacefulness. Most people especially the Tibetans make a small prayer gazing raptuously before moving on. Staying al day, you see the moods from the early morning Kora when hundreds of people circumnabulte the stupa, pausing to spin the prayer wheels around its edge, and often chanting Tibetan prayers or a simple Om Mane Padme Hum. Pigeons flock to be fed, circling the stupa rising and flowing each time they are disturbed. Sounds of chanting and Tibetan Buddhist prayers emanate from the various monsteries that are in the vicinity. Later, the shops open, the tourists come and take their requisite photos. It becomes a bazaar with shops selling magnificant singing bowls, prayer flags, incense, tibetan furniture, cute souvenirs and even solar powered prayer wheeels that will spin prayers into the strratosphere every time the sun comes out. Later in the day, butter lamps sellers set up their stands and you can pay to light lamps as a blessing for yourself and loved ones. The eyes of the stupa stare on sending out their message of peace. If you are in Kathmandu, you must go. It is one of the great power places and it affects everyone. With love.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Maybe it's touristic, but it's one of the place you have to see once in your life! The stupa is really impressive, atmosphere is unique, you feel the weight of history in this place. Do not hesitate to go in the other streets, sometimes you fall on nice treasures !

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

What a lovely place to sit, reflect, watch old ladies do their prayer. There is solitude here away from the hustle bustle of the busy streets nearby. Get your blessings in the Temple, give your gratitude, and always look inward... like Bhudda does.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Join the pilgrims walking around the stupa (kora). Feel the spiritual energy. The shopping is also quite good (the better shops are further away from the entrance gate).

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The largest stupa in Nepal and one of the pilgrimage sites for Tibetans. Good restaurants around. It's worth checking.

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