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.
Check out these past weekly travel photos:
- Spectacular views from the clifftop Village of Oia, Santorini
- Desert Oasis of Huacachina in Peru
- Check out the World’s Busiest Street Crossing
- Is this the World’s Most Unusual City?
- Powerful Statement at the Santa Monica Pier
Have you visited Kathmandu? Did you see Boudhanath?
Share your experiences in the comments section below, we’d love to read about it!
See map below to find out where this photo taken.