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“Something to experience rather than to describe”
Review of Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa
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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Ranked #1 of 175 things to do in Kathmandu
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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.
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“Something to experience rather than to describe”
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”
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 .”
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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“Great area as well as the stupa itself”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

As you walk around the perimeter of the stupa (clockwise of course!!) you walk past shops and colourful buildings so the whole environment is great. At the far end is a monastery you can enter and it's ok to photograph inside. Good people watching as the Tibetan people walk around with their prayer wheels and turning the prayer wheels around the perimeter.

Visited July 2013
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“Really cool experience”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

A really peaceful place, and beautiful temple, even though it's touristy around it, it is wonderful to witness very devoted religious people meditating and all the little Nepali flags blowing in the wind. It really hits you that you're in Nepal

Visited September 2012
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