Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Situated around 11 km from the middle and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the biggest spherical stupas in Nepal. The Boudha Stupa dominates the horizon; it is one among the largest stupa on the world. As of 1979, Boudha Stupa is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The stupa is a historical pilgrimage site for all the Buddhists around the world. It had been build just after the demise of Lord Buddha during the 5th century AD within the rule of King Manadev (464-505)AD and is the world biggest Chhyorten.
If you're looking for things to try and do in kathmandu, don't miss the sacred Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest holiest sites within the entire world.
You know what?
The reason why they put prayer flag high above the roof? Because they'll flutter in the wind.
It is said that they emit positive spiritual vibrations which the prayers are carried by the wind like silent prayers.
The best possible approach to walk around the stupa is clockwise. The sounds of Tibetan chanting, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and prayer bells will fill your ears with pleasure. I felt an extraordinary feeling of harmony and serenity as I walked around the Boudhanath Stupa.
Popped behind the Stupa, the winding Boudha Street is a clamoring shopping place that may cause you to overlook the harmony and smoothness of the Stupa just simple steps away.
On this street, you can discover everything, from traditional Tibetan art like Thangka paintings and wooden marks, handmade clothes and bags.
The things you can buy from Boudha Street include Thangka paintings, a traditional Tibetan variety of painting featuring deities or mandalas. Many of us are buying prayer flags, statues, and room decorations.
While walking in street of Boudha, there are best Tibetan food outside of Tibet are often found in Boudha, and there are many dishes worth trying.
I preferred Tibetan dishes like Thukpa, a traditional noodle soup; Laphing, a chilly noodle dish; and Thenduk, hand-pulled noodles. I heard you can taste salty yak spread tea, which surprisingly refreshing and delicious.
Boudhanath stupa is marvelous. Don't wait for moment. Just go and see!!
How to reached Boudhanath?
It is located at Jorpati, Boudhanath sadak. It takes 15 min (4.1 km) from Tribhuvan International Airport.
There are numerous ways to succeed in Boudha.
• From Kathmandu Airport to Boudha, you can go from taxi.
• The local bus take you upto Chabel station. Then you can take any bus, tampoo to reach destination. Otherwise, you can walk also, it'll takes half-hour.