"Tibetan monks in Swayambunath" Kathmandu Favorite Tip by duke0123

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  Praying monks
by duke0123

Fondest memory: When you visit Kathmandu for the first time and you're standing at the foot of the stair which leads to Swayambhunath you don't know what it upstairs.
Then you start climbing the 365 steps, ignoring the saleswomen and the monkeys. You bought your ticket and finally: the top.

In the center of top you see a stupa and the eyes of Buddha staring at you. The stupa is surrounded by souvenir shops, houses, accomodations for pilgrims and a lot more. Too much I think.

Walking around, looking around, taking some pictures and suddenly the sound of a musical instrument. You think 'what is that?', 'where does it come from?' and then you discovered it. A door, a Tibetan monastery.
In a room in this monastery you see munks saying their prayers and some of them are blowing on a trumpet now and then. You can feel there is a special sphere in this room.

This sphere, the prayers, actually everything in this room was impressive. I could sit here for a long time and watch this all.

Peaceful, that's the only word I could think of.

Nepal is a very beautiful country with many nice and interesting things but this ceremony is one of my best memories of this country.

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2002
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