Boudhanath Stupa is a Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Due to its huge mandala, it is considered one of the largest stupas in the world.
Thanks to the large number of Tibetan refugees pouring into the capital of Nepal, more than 50 Tibetan monasteries have already been built around Boudhanath.
Although Tibetan traders have lived near the stupa for centuries, the number of Tibetans really increased with the arrival of Tibetan refugees.
Personally, my favorite place in Nepal is this stupa and its surroundings, so whenever I go here, I always choose accommodation near it.
The place has a huge energy, and it makes every visitor to turn the prayer mills, on which the mantra Om mani padme hum is written, together with the locals.
By turning the prayer wheel, the blessing of the mantra spreads in all directions.
Since this good influence extends to everything around it, I sourced all the Nepali handicrafts from here, except for the t-shirts.
The hand-painted thangkas, also hand-painted mandalas, together with the singing bowls. Prayer flags and door curtains are sewn nearby, and malas are strung around the outer circle of the stupa.
Unfortunately, the 2015 Nepal earthquake also destroyed this stupa, but it was rebuilt with cooperation. I was lucky enough to return to Kathmandu from the Everest base camp tour the same week that they finished rebuilding it, which was completed with a puja lasting several days.