Boudhha, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
The magnet for monasteries in Nepal.Boudhnath, located a little outside the city of Katmandu is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. With the influx of refugees from Tibet over 50 Tibetan Monasteries have cropped up around the Stupa.
The ring of shops, in the arch of the stupa represent an amazing array of local artisan and crafts. Authentic, handmade and HIGHLY negotiable pricing. I went in July (off season) where there were virtually no Americans and just a few Europeans.
Go up the steps and take a walk around the stupa for a beautiful view of the town. Sit for a cup of tea and just take in beat....