One of the most scared structures in Tibetan Buddhism is the Boudha Stupa, which is found in Boudhanath, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is located about 11 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal. The stupa has a huge mandala or circular structure, making it one of the largest spherical stupas in the country and the world. It is a prominent feature in the Kathmandu skyline. Clearly a major tourist site in Nepal, Boudhanath was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The stupa was built around the 5th century.
Boudha Stupa is so huge it must come with a rich history and tons of local mythology. In ancient times, the trade route between Nepal and Tibet passed through the [Read more…]