Tag: kathmandu

  • Explore Little Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal

    written by bravebird on 2011-02-26 #places
    Explore Little Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal

    From dawn 'til dusk, hundreds of monks as well as Nepalese and Tibetans of every age walk around a 40m high stupa called Boudha or Bodhnath. They pray their mantra by murmuring and twirling the prayer wheels over and over, seeking for accumulated wisdom and merit (good karma) as well as purified negativity (bad karma).

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  • Kathmandu, Nepal: Monkey Invasion at Swayambhunath

    written by bravebird on 2011-03-14 #places
    Kathmandu, Nepal: Monkey Invasion at Swayambhunath

    Prior to your visit to the remarkable holy Buddhism stupa, located about 3km east of the main tourist area Thamel, you need to get past two barriers: first of all, the pronunciation of 'Swayambhunath' and second, the 365 stairs up to the main stupa on top of the hill. But it's worth the effort: hundreds of peaceful monkeys will accord a hearty welcome and a stunning view of the Kathmandu Valley with the surrounding mountains will provide your Lomo with breathtaking pictures.

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  • Photo Stories: The Holy Cow Festival at the Pashupatinath Temple by bravebird

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-07-06 #places
    Photo Stories: The Holy Cow Festival at the Pashupatinath Temple by bravebird

    On a visit to Nepal a few years back, bravebird was able to witness one of the country's most important religious festivals on film. Here's her personal account.

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