Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is the sphere-shaped Stupa located in Boudha, eastern, about 11 km from Kathmandu. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was named after the establishment of the Boudhanath stupa. It is one of most tourist visiting sites surrounded by hills. Boudha is the symbol of Tibetan culture Kathmandu and Buddhist symbolism.

The Stupa is open from 12 AM to 11:59 PM. To enter the stupa area, the tourist needs to pay rupees 250, and for the SAARC nationals rupees 50 and for Chinese citizens 250 rupeesThe Boudhanath Stupa is visible as soon as you fly in the sky of Kathmandu valley, and you can also see snow-capped mountains if the sky is clear. The Stupa is surrounded by caf├ęs, restaurants, and traditional art shops. The eyes of a Buddha painted in a stupa represent impassive, empathetic, and wise.

Mainly, foreign tourist and domestic tourist visit the stupa. Most tourists visit Stupa in the evening, especially on the whole moon night. It is the best time to go to Stupa in the evening, especially if your hotel is across town or in the Thamel area; the experience is much more worthwhile. The Boudhanath Stupa in the evening is a beautiful and gracious time.


There is no history of Boudhanath Stupa. However, there is numerous myth, and the most famous is the Tibetan version. It is believe that the older woman moved to build a Buddhist shrine centuries ago. The woman requested the king to give her land, which he did not intend to do. Then the woman started building the dome, and her four sons completed the work. The Mughal Empire of West Asia built the Stupa, and India invaded the Nepali territory in the 14th century.