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Buddhist prayer flags swaying in the wind...no, this is not in Himalayas, but close to the very flat piece of land - lake Balaton in Hungary.

Walking around Balaton can take you to various interesting places, this one being not the least interesting. There is a Buddhist stupa in a village called Zalaszanto and trees around it are full of prayer flags. And so villagers are commonly seen going to Sunday church accompanied by the sounds of Om mani padme hum ;-)

Something about the stupa:

This Buddhist stupa was built in the Park of Human Rights (Emberi jogok parkja) in 1992-93. The building is an immaculate white tower, 30 metres high and 24 metres in diameter, there is a 24-metre long tree of life inside, along with other Buddha relics.

The gilt Buddha statue was sent from South Korea. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious leader of Tibet, was present at the inauguration of the stupa in 1993.

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