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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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“Boudhanath (Nepali: बौद्ध स्तुपा, also called the Khāsa Chaitya, Nepal Bhasa Khāsti, Prachalit Nepal alphabet , Standard Tibetan Jarung Khashor, Wylie: bya rung kha shor) is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.[2] Located about 11 km (6.8 mi) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudha Stupa dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest unique structure's stupas in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 gompas (Tibetan convent) around Boudha. As of 1979, Boudha Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhu, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Boudha Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Chā-bahī named Charumati Stupa (often called "Little Boudhanath"). It then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati River to Lalitpur – thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was a later foundation).[2] Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Boudhanath. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.”
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Place of Worship
“One of the most popular monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism is the Kapan Monastery which is perched on a hill not far north of Boudha. Each year a large number of foreigners arrive here to study Buddhism and meditation. Kapan Monastery was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe who died in 1984. Interestingly, a small Spanish boy named Osel Torres became his successor after he was declared a reincarnation of the great Lama. However, the reincarnation does not reside at Kapan anymore.”
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Travel Agency
“If any one is looking for a best,cheap price and quality services for Tours, Trekking and Mountaineering expeditions please let us know we will help you to choose your best holiday in Nepal. ”
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Natural Feature
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Asian Restaurant
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“This is a great restaurant with a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The service is amazing and the outdoor seating is great. Don't forget to visit the small shop upstairs with fair trade goods.”
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Monastery
“Le monastère de Shechen est très beau et le repère de plusieurs voyageurs et pèlerins grâce à sa célèbre Guesta House. Le restaurant de Shechen offre de délicieux repas végétariens. le jardin est beau”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Forget to bring something on your travels? Don't worry. Big Mart is likely to have it. ”
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Establishment
“Riddhi Nepal is popular volunteer support and placement organisation in Nepal.”
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Café
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“Great atmosphere near Boudha Stupa. The Mediterranean food is yummy, fresh baked goods are tasty and the salads are safe to enjoy! ”
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Hotel
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