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Super stupas

December 3rd 2009
Apologies now for the Abba-esque title, but I couldn't resist! On either side of Kathmandu, up in the hills, are pretty big stupas - Swayambhunath to the west and Bodnath (also known as Boudha) to the east. I decided to have a bit of a stupa-thon and do both in one day, so I set of from Thamel in the early morning cool to walk the few kilometres to Swayambhunath. As with quite a lot of temples in ... read more
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