28 Nov 2012: Boudhanath (Devanagari: बौद्धनाथ) (also called Boudha,Bouddhanath or Baudhanath or the Khāsa Caitya) is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu (Yambu), Nepal. It is known as Khāsti in Nepal Bhasa, Jyarung Khasyor in Tamang language or as Bauddha by speakers of Nepali. Located about 11 km (6.8 mi) 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.
Many Circumambulate the stupa (walk clockwise around it). This is the main activity of pilgrims & many tourists too. One lap is approx. 150 meters. At the far side from the main gate entrance it is possible to walk up on to the stupa itself during the daytime.
As they circumambulate, they also turn the prayer wheels.
Apologies to the lady in the photo, took her photo without her permission. Didn’t realise that the people there are rather particular about it.
In the evening, more colourful flags were hung from the top of the stupa. It was beautiful and on closer look, i believe mantras were printed on the flags……..