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Boudhanath Stupa–the center of mandala

The Boudhanath (a.k.a Boudha, Bouddhanath) Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.

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Like Borobudur, both structures are UNESCO World Heritage Site, and both are large ancient Buddhist stupas designed based on mandala.

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Boudhanath situated about 10km from Kathmandu city center. It has been a pilgrimage site for Tibetan and Buddhist for the past century.

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Stupas @ Borobudur

The square-holed stupas are one of the memorable structures at Candi Borobudur.

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On the upper platform alone, there were already 72 stupas surrounding one large stupa.

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There is a statue of Buddha inside each stupa.

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