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A Buddhist dome-shaped structure with a spire on top Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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A stupa is a Buddhist dome-shaped structure with a spire on top originally built to contain relics. Many traditions, architecture forms, and philosophies followed it as it spread through Asia. Stupas are a common sight in Buddhist temples these days, and they come in a range of shapes, sizes, and purposes. Some are relic-filled, while others aren't. A set of stupas may be built in a systematic manner to fulfill an architectural concept for a large temple complex.

How to map

Set a node node or draw an area area along its outline. Add the tag man_made=stupa. If it's fitting, other tags like historic, tourism, building, name, and so on may be used in combination.

Useful combinations

  • For a historically significant stupa, add historic=monument if it is large enough to be seen in the city landscape. For smaller ones, use the appropriate historic=memorial or historic=tomb. A historic tag should not be added to a general stupa with little historical importance.
  • For the massive monument, which consists of several stupas on the same platform that is accessible and large enough to walk on comfortably, tag man_made=stupa to every stupa on the platform. The entire monument structure should be tagged with historic=monument, and the platform outline should be tagged with barrier=retaining_wall, or some other appropriate tag.

Not to map


Browse Wikimedia for more diverse examples.

Some local or traditional words used in some places, such as chedi, dagaba, zedi, pagoda, and so on, do not imply that it is not a stupa.

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