May 2010. Kathmandu, Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the most important Tibetan temple outside of Tibet. This is where the Tibetan refugees in Nepal come to pray. The place is located next to a very busy road in Kathamandu, but it is separated from the traffic and chaos by some buildings. So when we entered the place where the stupa is located, it was a bit like suddenly being very far away from Kathmandu. Hundreds of Tibetans walk around the stupa every day – most of them praying, but many just chatting with their friends.