Boudhanath, an ancient Buddhist stupa dominates the skyline which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.
It is one of the major tourism sites in Kathmandu valley. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Located about 11km from the centre north-eastern outer parts of the Kathmandu, the stupa's incredible mandala surroundings make it one of the largest in the world. Many people gather daily to make a kora (ritual circumnavigation) of the dome, beneath the observant eyes of Buddha.
Historically it has been told that the stupa was and significant post on the trade route between Lhasa and Kathmandu. The desirable time to visit the stupa is late afternoon, people light butter lamps, spin prayer wheels, clockwise strolling around the monument as a part of their daily spiritual workout. The stupa and it’s encircle are very photogenic.
Nearby stupa, there are various kinds of handicrafts stores. This may be the prime place in Nepal for Buddhist and Tibetan related items; statues, prayer flags, incense etc.