Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal
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Katmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal
The Boudhanath Temple by night. In Nepal, religion is not for holy days only but tightly woven into routine. (Bill Wassman/Corbis)
A young Buddhist monk learns at the Golden Temple in Patan, an old city now melded together in urban sprawl with Katmandu and Bhaktapur. (Susan Spano / LAT)
Historic Katmandu
Hindu life, the charming Nepalese people and a quieter political landscape finds doors reopening to Nepal. Here in Katmandu, the historic center or Durbar Square has a busy feel. (Susan Spano / LAT)
Men spread saffron-colored paint on Katmandu’s Boudhanath Temple, which is surrounded by a Tibetan Buddhist community. The diversity of this longtime cultural crossroads helps put visitors at ease. (Susan Spano / LAT)
Up the temple steps
Nepalese people climb the steps near Swayambhunath Temple (Susan Spano / LAT)
Katmandu, Nepal
Katmandu traffic and foot traffic pickup as the new day begins. (Susan Spano / LAT)
Pashupatinath Temple
Colorful flowers and fabric by Pashupatinath Temple. (Susan Spano / LAT)