Boudhanath (also called Bouddhanath, Bodhnath or Baudhanath or the Khāsa Caitya) is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Bouddha, Nepal. Located about 11 km (7 miles) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of Tibetan refugees from China has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The picture: candles in the stupa.
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- Copyright: Alex Escribano (Orixas) (458)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC
- Exposure: f/8, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-29 11:10