Boudhanath Stupa is the circle formed stupa, situated in Boudha, in eastern about 11 km from the Kathmandu. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Boudha was named after the foundation of a stupa. It is one of most tourist visiting location surrounding by hills. Boudha is the image of Tibetan culture Kathmandu and Buddhist symbolism.
The stupa is open from 12 AM to 11:59 PM.
The foreign is expected to pay rupees 400 NRP, for SAARC national rupees 100 NRP and free for Nepali citizen and children below 10. The Boudhanath Stupa is visible as soon as you fly in the sky of Kathmandu valley and you can also see snow-capped mountain if the sky is clear.
The Boudhanath Stupa is surrounded by café, restaurants and traditional art shops. The eyes of a Buddha painted in a stupa represent impassive, empathy and shrewd.
History of Boudhanath Stupa
There is no history of Boudhanath. There is numerous myth and most famous is the Tibetan version. It is said that the old woman moved to build a Buddhist shrine centuries ago. The woman’s request to the king for giving her land, which he did not intend to do. Then the woman starts building the dome, and work was completed by her four sons.
Although the exact date of Stupa construction is unknown. It is said that the stupa was built in the 14th century after the Mughal Empire of West Asia and India invaded the Nepali territory.
The Stupa is also known for fulfilling wishes. There are many true stories from different countries for making a wish and they succeed in their wish. When you see the Boudhnath Stupa and whatever you pray, it will succeed. You must visit Boudhanath Stupa when you visit Nepal and it 3 km away from Tribhuwan International Airport.