Photo of the Week: Watchful Eyes of Boudhanath in Kathmandu

Boudhanath in Kathmandu Nepal

The Watchful Eyes of Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath is one of the most impressive Buddhist temples we’ve had the good fortune of witnessing. Located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline and is one of the largest and most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. In 1979, Boudhanath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with some of the other temples of Kathmandu.

Although Boudhanath is a renowned spiritual destination for faithful pilgrims, it’s also one of Kathmandu’s most popular tourist attractions. The stupa is surrounded by shrines, spinning prayer wheels, tea houses with rooftop terraces, tacky tourist shops, local art galleries and a number of hotels and guesthouses.

No matter where you are in Boudhanath, whether you’re sipping a cup of sweet tea on a rooftop garden (where the below photo was taken) or circling the complex at the base of the mandala (pictured above), the watchful eyes of Boudhanath will always be upon you.

Boudhanath Temple Kathmandu Nepal

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