Center of Tibetan culture and Buddhist symbolism, Boudhanath Stupa is Asia’s largest stupa and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple, located outside of Tibet. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where thousands of devotees come daily to perform ritual circumnavigation of the dome beneath the observant eyes of Lord Buddha, which is gilded on the central tower.
It is believed that the stupa was founded in between 590-604 CE by the Nepalese Licchavi king ?ivadeva. In addition, several other Nepalese chronicles indicate that it may have been formed in between 464-505 CE during the reign of King M?nadeva.
Highlights:The giant Stupa represents the mythical Mt. Meru, which is considered to be the center of the cosmos. During the Tibetan New Year, the largest celebration in Nepal i.e. the festival of Losar is hosted at Boudhanath.
Timings:Everyday 24 hours open.
Price:USD 2 per person