Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world occupying an area of 7 kilometers. It is also well known as Boudha and Boudhanath among the locals. Enlisted in the world heritages sites, it is also one of the most important stupas outside of Tibet. Situated at about 5km northeast of central Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa represents the flourishing Tibetan Buddhist Community and culture. It is believed that this stupa was built in the 14th century and since then, it is going strong. Unfortunately the recent earquake of 2015 has damaged it a lot but it survived and after a year long repair and construction, it seems that the same old and giant stupa has stood on it’s feet again.
The stupa is surrounded by a pleasant courtyard of numerous hotels, cafes, traditional shops selling singing bows, thankas and many more. The charming environment is very peaceful to mind. You might also encounter some people meditating and chanting the religious mantras. Once you enter the stupa, don’t forget to walk round the outskirts of the stupa in the clockwise direction and rotate the prayer wheels in the same direction again. This place becomes even more appealing at night when thousands of butter lamps will be lit around the dome. The Bouddhanath Stupa is the best place for Nepal Tour Packages, Once shouldn’t miss this place your visit to Nepal.
Well, if you wish to visit this stupa and have confusion on getting here, especially, if you belong to some other country, then we have covered you here. Following are the two ways to get to the Stupa: