|man_made = stupa|
|A Buddhist dome-shaped structure with a spire on top|
|Group: man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
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
- 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
- Do not tag man_made=stupa to a mostly destroyed stupa. Instead, use historic=ruins + ruins=stupa. For structures that have minor damage but are still recognisable, simply add ruins=yes to the man_made=stupa things (as described in ruins tag guidelines).
- Do not tag man_made=stupa to a tiny stupa that resembles a sculpture (e.g. the 1-meter tall ones).
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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.
- Stupa – Wikipedia