Photo of the Week: The Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu

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Travel Photo: The Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Bodhnath Stupa is a must-see for anyone visiting Kathmandu. Believed to have been built in the 14th century, it is a major pilgrimage site and you’ll find the devout praying at shrines, spinning prayer wheels or performing prostrations. A stairway on the north side allows you to access the upper level and the inner stupa. Bring sunglasses, as the light can be blinding on a sunny day.

 

 

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Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker February 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

To me, looks like a fat dude peering over his big gut. I like the pic Wes!

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Leslie (Downtown Traveler) February 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Great shot! Love the mysterious eyes…

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