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Monday, June 18, 2012

World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Boudhanath

Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. is known as the Nepal Bhasa Khasti Jyarung Khasyor the Tamang language or Bauddha by modern Nepali speakers. Located about 11 km (6.8 miles) from central and northeastern suburbs of Kathmandu, stupa is a massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.With the Swayambhunath is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area of ​​Kathmandu. Stupa on the old trade route from Tibet, who enters the Kathmandu Valley Sankhu village in the north-east corner, passes through the ancient Stupa Boudnath and smaller stupa Ca-Bahia (often called "Little Boudnath"). Then turned directly to the south, position of the Bagmati River to Patan - thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was later the foundation).  Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers
here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in 1950, many decided to live around Bouddhanath.Stupa said to bury the remains of Kassapa
Buddha.









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