Nepal to Complete the Reconstruction of Boudhanath Stupa

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Boudhanath Stupa will regain its splendor after the catastrophic earthquake in 2015. This UNESCO heritage will reopen to visitors and pilgrims on 22 November with a grand Buddhist opening ceremony.

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Boudhanath Stupa, the monument of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and the largest stupa in the world, lost its iconic Buddha’s eyes painted on the gilded spire in the devastating quake of 2015.

With the efforts of various Buddhists organizations and donors from Nepal and abroad, the government has collected about 230 million Nepalese rupees (US$ 2million) to restore the Stupa. Around 30 architectures, 10 civil engineers and 15 sub-engineers participated in this project, taking 6 to 7 months to assess the damage and design the process of reconstruction. More than 30 kilograms of gold is used to cover the upper part of the sanctuary, which formed the base with the sacred eyes, and 13 steps crowned by a sunshade and a golden pinnacle.

Boudhanath Stupa of NepalThe great Boudhanath Stupa stands solemnly before the massvie earthquake in 2015

Nepal has recovered from the nightmarish earthquake and opened her heart to visitors from all over the world. Besides Boudhanath Stupa, some other attraction sites destroyed in the earthquake have also been restored and now open to the public. For more information, please go to Nepal Now Is Safe to Travel after Earthquake.

If you are impressed by the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa and thirsty to witness this historic architecture after its rebirth, why not just let us tailor-make a tour for you?

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