Boudha Stupa Thanka Center
Boudha Stupa Thanka Center
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsArt Galleries
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Step into our Thangka haven in Boudha, Nepal, an artistic haven since 1995. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Thangkas, each a masterpiece weaving tales of Himalayan spirituality. Our collection reflects the deep-rooted traditions of Nepal, where skilled artisans meticulously craft each Thangka, preserving the essence of our cultural heritage. Beyond Thangkas, discover treasures such as authentic singing bowls, resonating with ancient vibrations. Wrap yourself in the luxury of Pashmina shawls, woven with precision and elegance. Explore our diverse array of god and goddess sculptures, each embodying divine beauty. Authenticity is our commitment. Every item in our gallery represents genuine Nepalese craftsmanship, honoring centuries-old traditions. Whether you're a collector, spiritual seeker, or art enthusiast, our space offers a unique and immersive experience. Visit us in Boudha, Nepal where authenticity meets a celebration of cultural richness.
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Alnoor K
Kathmandu, Nepal57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is an excellent shop which also has Thangkaa classes and the owner Anil is very knowledgeable. It is the largest shop in Boudha and has great art
Written 9 November 2023
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It's fantastic to hear that you've had such a positive experience at the shop in Boudha. The combination of Thangka classes and our owner Mr. Anil lama's knowledge adds to the richness of the artistic environment. If there's anything specific you'd like to highlight or if you have more to share about your experiences, feel free to let us know!
Written 21 November 2023
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Alnoor K
Kathmandu, Nepal57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I have been living in Boudha for about 5 years and noticed this store a few months ago . I did not realize how large it was and how how large the variety was . I met the manager and he is very pleasant and then met the Owner Anil Lama who is very knowledgable and has a kind personality . I just ordered some Thankas that as presents that I will take to Vancouver
Written 14 December 2022
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It's wonderful to hear about your experience and the pleasant encounter with the manager and owner, Anil Lama. Choosing Thankas as presents sounds like a thoughtful gesture. I hope they bring joy to those in Vancouver. If you have any more stories to share or if there's anything else you'd like to discuss, feel free to let us know !
Written 21 November 2023
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Be firm. They will teach you about the paintings which is nice but they won’t let you leave easily without buying one. Guides bring people here and clearly get a cut of the price. We purchased one because they are nice but I felt pressured to get one for myself and had to say a firm “no” with an awkward silence following. After this trip we saw these things in shops everywhere. There were another half-dozen occasions on our trip where someone attempted to take us into a “school” but thankfully by this point we knew better.

Pity, the people in this temple were well versed and friendly.
Written 5 February 2020
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We apologize if you felt pressured during your visit. Our aim is to provide a comfortable experience. We also want to clarify that our guides don't receive commissions from thangka sales. Our focus is on providing an authentic and enjoyable experience for visitors. If you have any further concerns or feedback, please let us know—we're here to ensure your satisfaction.
Written 21 November 2023
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TBSMKS
Northbrook, IL3,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Our guide took us here and were we glad he did. The paintings are beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the work whether done by a master or student was excellent. I bought a small painting and it was carefully rolled and placed I side a tube for easy packing.
Written 25 January 2020
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Thank you for choosing our Thangka. We're grateful for your purchase. We always assure for the good packaging of each and every Thangka painting no matter it's small or big one. 😊🙏
Written 21 November 2023
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Fiddle-gal
Seattle, WA7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
They provided a history of this type of artwork. Pointed out how each piece of art is created: from canvas prep to the final signature. It’s more than just art.
Written 21 January 2020
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We're thrilled you appreciated the in-depth history and the intricate process behind our thangkas. Each piece is indeed a journey from canvas preparation to the final signature, embodying not just art but a rich cultural and artistic tradition. Thank you for recognizing the depth of our craft.
Written 21 November 2023
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BriardM0m
Baltimore, MD239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
I am in awe of Buddhist practices and eager to learn all I can about their religion. It's been something that I've had an interest in since childhood and in 50+ years it's not wavered. I would have willingly paid a small fee for a tour of this facility, but our guide brought us here and said there would be no fee. It was fascinating to learn the process and feel hands-on the artwork. After the tour and watching artists at work, we were hard pressed to purchase something which we hadn't planned on upon entering. My husband would buy trinkets from every trip, if I left more room in the suitcase and we already have more stuff in our house than we need. When we attempted to negotiate a price, the woman kept looking to our guide and we understood that he was getting a cut of the sale.
Written 2 June 2019
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We appreciate your visit and understand your consideration of space and belongings. We apologize if the negotiation process made you uncomfortable. Rest assured, our guides do not receive commissions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If there's anything we can do to address your concerns or enhance your experience, please let us know.
Written 21 November 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were lucky enough to see students painting beautiful Mandalas and other religeous paintings. You can purchase those done by students and masters.
Written 2 April 2019
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It's wonderful that you had the chance to witness the artistic process of students creating Mandalas and religious paintings.Thank you for visiting! If you ever have more questions or decide to explore our thangka shop again, we look forward to welcoming you.
Written 21 November 2023
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Upasana chettri
Kolkata (Calcutta), India107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This time I came katmandu for my winter vacation. M with my mom came here for our vacation m feel so blessed to visit such a wonderful place its was soo awesome place we feel peace n pleasure
Written 4 February 2019
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It was a pleasure to have you and your mother visit our art center. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else we can do for you, feel free to let us know.
Written 21 November 2023
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PlatinumHoney
Los Angeles, CA1,993 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Absolutely fascinating to see how these thanka paintings are made, and also to learn about how to discern the various qualities of these paintings, not to mention to see the artists in action and to be able to ask questions galore of the proprietor. Only problem, don't try to leave without buying something. Much as these are beautiful, I really didn't want to buy one, which I wound up doing. Felt coerced. Why can't they just charge an entry fee, and then, should you like to make a purchase, perhaps apply that? Also, can bargain re. price somewhat. Still felt trapped.
Written 14 January 2018
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It's wonderful to hear that you found the process of thanka painting fascinating. I apologize if you felt pressured to make a purchase; your feedback is valuable to us. It's important to us that our guests feel comfortable. And we want to assure you that we've never planned to implement an entry fee. Our goal is to create a welcoming and enjoyable experience for all visitors. 😊🙏
Written 21 November 2023
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