boudhanath Photos

BOUDHANATH (also called Bouddhanath or Baudhanath) is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The ancient Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest in the world and one of the holiest Buddhist sites, situated in Kathmandu, Nepal, on the ancient trade route from Tibet.

Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries and when refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath.

This is a beautiful and incredibly white stupa shining in the intense sun at high altitude, with a massive mandala and very colorful mantra flags flapping in the wind. The pilgrims encircle it, always clockwise and spinning the Buddhist prayer wheels around the stupa.