Chabahil Stupa

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Lonely Planet review

Right on the Ring Rd is the imposing Chabahil Stupa , the fourth largest stupa in the Kathmandu area after Bodhnath, Swayambhunath and the Kathesimbhu Stupa near Thahiti Chowk. According to legend, the stupa was constructed by Charumati, the daughter of Ashoka, but it has been rebuilt numerous times, most recently in 2002, when the tower cracked because of vibrations from passing traffic. The spire is covered by brass plates and the surrounding courtyard has some graceful chaityas from the Licchavi period.