strings of prayer flags at the bodnath stupa - kathmandu (nepal)

Strings of Prayer Flags at the Bodnath Stupa in Kathmandu (Nepal)

The ancient spherical Bodnath Stupa, also called Boudhanath, located about 11 km North-East of Kathmandu, is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world.­

For more info about the Bodnath Stupa, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Boudhanath.

bodnath stupa boudhanath buddhism kathmandu prayer flags tibetan

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­