Photoessay: Boudhanath Stupa

Bodhanarth, Boudha, Boudhanath, Bodhnath…or any one of a dozen different spellings is a large stupa on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the holiest sites in Buddhism, supposedly built over the grave of the remains of the enlightened person Kasyapa, who predated Buddha. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, and one is supposed to negotiate the stupa in an anti clockwise direction only to avoid bad luck. The stupa itself is surrounded by a mix of tourist traps and other temples, and kept fastidiously maintained by monks. MT

Series shot with a Nikon D700, 24/1.4 and 85/1.4 G.

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  1. Looks like a great place to travel to. Lots of folks seem to be walking clockwise. 🙂

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