What a WONDERFUL and magical place, so different from our experience of Kathmandu yesterday. It’s peaceful and inspiring.
This is an ENORMOUS stupa-120 feet in diameter and 43 meters high. The site “dates back beyond the recall of folk memory” and has been rebuilt many times. It is surrounded by shops selling Buddhist paintings, music and beads and many monasteries. Everything is very low key. And today with perfect weather (about 72 degrees, blue skies and just enough of a breeze to set the pray flags flapping), it was transcendent.
Here is a model of Boudhnath from the Patan Museum.