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Reviewed yesterday

Here you find more Tibetan Buddhists than in Lhasa. Each and every morning around 8am and again around 5pm the all circle the Stupa ClockWise (KORA).

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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at Shambaling Boutique Hotel on 4th Nov . . After having our afternoon coffee , I walked down the brick paved narrow alleys to Boudhnath Stupa , second largest in the world .

The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha at the top of the dome and the giant prayer wheels at ground level exuded a sense of soul satisfying peace . Though visitors were allowed to walk up and around the Stupa , I did not go up . Instead I preferred to circumambulate the stupa enjoying the various wares displayed by the surrounding shops .

It is a must visit place in Kathmandau .

Thank Dilip S
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Reviewed yesterday

This site is colorful and uplifting. Prayer flags fluttering, pilgrims walking, tourists snapping photos, sun bouncing off the white-washed dome. Lovely buildings in a circle around the stupa, keeping all the positive energy in and flowing. Trinket shops, decent food, great coffee. Stop in the Tibetan monastary and the thanka painting shops. A respite from the dusty, crowded streets of Kathmandu.

Thank smonagan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk clockwise around the Stupa and watch and photograph the colourful prayer flags fluttering. Consider lunch at one of the rooftop restaurants and get a great view.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning! You can go and walk around it. There is lots of people around to explain things and it’s such a beautiful site! Worth seeing whilst visiting!

Thank TessMatt
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No words can explain the beauty and richness of this place.
If you want to meditate and explore your inner beings, Just visit it and spend couple of hours ...you can feel yourself. It is my best place to hangout and meditate whenever i get time :)

Thank _shivaachrya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge stupa. Be sure to walk around clockwise turning the prayer wheels. Lots to see and do in the vicinity.

Thank Roslyn G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see and walk around (clockwise). Try to visit at different times of the day - and at night. You may find yourself confronted with a 400 rupee ticket demand - but only at certain times of the day, not at night - and it appears like a voluntary contribution.

Thank deeveedubai
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite places in Katmandu. It's always packed with energy and people from all over the world. Lots of wonderful restaurants and stores to buy special Nepali jewelry. I have also bought wonderful hand-painted Tibetan Art wall hangings that fill my house with reminders of that wonderful special place.

Thank dubar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and entrance fee for foreigners is at Rs 400. However, I found that this was worth it. The plaza inside is big with lots of thanka paintings, stores, and schools. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes there too so you can really milk your entrance fee and hang out for as long as you want.

You get to see Buddhist monks walking around the plaza. I saw a few Buddhists doing 108 physical prostrations as their form of prayer and devotion. Went inside two temples and in one of the temples, I was lucky enough to be given an incense stick by the monks. I lit up my incense and made wishes. When I went to offer the incense to the monks, I kneeled down to receive the monks' blessings. One monk was chanting for protection and blessings and wrapping a red string around my wrist. Afterwards, he hit my forehead lightly a few times with the Buddhist manuscript while continuing to chant. Then you can make a donation of however much you want to the temple.

That was a really special experience and I felt happy to receive the monks' blessings.

You can also talk to the Thanka schools there and learn more about Thankas. I was lucky enough to be brought up to the students' classroom where they were making the thankas.

Thank Anna Cristina M
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