Kathmandu: Boudhanath Stupa

11:52:00 AM Brooke Neal 17 Comments

I've been missing lately; a busy travel schedule is to blame--I know, poor me.  I was home just short of a week from our Spanish spring break when I loaded my backpack and headed off to hike in Nepal for a week. Though I am still in process of editing my Spanish adventure, I did manage to get a start on the Nepal pics. The photos below are from our first day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.

The Boudhanath Stupa temple site is the holiest Buddhist temple complex outside of Tibet. I've swiped a photo off the internet to show what the temple site looked like before the earthquake. Today the stupa is covered in scaffolding to repair the damage when the top completely crumbled off during the earthquake.
The complex is surrounded by artisan shops including a Thanga mural workshop where students learn the art of Buddhist painting. We were given an interesting tutorial then walked through the complex enjoying the sites and sounds of the worshipers.










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17 comments:

  1. Wow! These pictures of Nepal are awesome. Wishing you and your family a happy and adventurous life in Saudi Arabia!
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  2. What a fun adventure! Are you guys heading to Utah this week since your daughter is finished with school? Will she be going summer semester? Wishing you safe travels.

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  3. I love coming on adventures through your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What an amazing place - so gorgeous and colorful. You've caught some wonderful shots!
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  5. Awesome photos of a mystical place. I always consider Nepal very mystical.

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  6. Beautiful photos and an mystical place!
    Have a lucky week!
    xxx Britta

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  7. I hope I can talk german to you ... Wundervolle Bilder einer faszinierenden Kultur dieser Erde. Diese Farbigkeit als würden sie die Armut und Unbill durch Farben vertreiben wollen. Immer stark in ihrem Glauben verankert und diesen stets festigend meint man, es könnte diese Menschen nichts erschüttern. Diese Bilder bringen dies alles für mich zum Ausdruck. Vielen Dank dafür und die wunderbaren Eindrücke und Aufnahmen. LG Marion

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  8. Those are lovely photos as mementos of a culture. That stupa in the first picture reminds me of the Schwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. It was just white compared to golden in Yangon

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  9. I am so pleased it wasn't completely destroyed.

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  10. These are so amazingly colorful. There's so much gold and yellow. This is a different world for me -- thanks for sharing all your photos!

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  11. Beautiful photo journal. Thank you for taking me there.

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  12. Nepal is sooo in my list! Lucky you!

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  13. What a trip Brooke, amazing photos! :)

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  14. What color! What stunning beauty!

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  15. Nepal!!!! Nepal, woohoo! Nepal is high on my bucket list. My heart if full after viewing your shots and it makes me want to get on a plane now to go see what you captured.

    Brooke, you have out done yourself this time. These shots are just... swoon. I have seen a ton of Nepal pictures and you captured it in such a creative way. Oh I am so glad you linked this up.

    Now, I am going to have to sit and linger here a bit.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  16. Beautiful shots Brooke! Really makes me feel as if I was there!!

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