Shanti Stupa consists of two levels.
The upper level features depictions of the Buddha at various stages of life.
The middle veranda offers spectacular views of Pokhara and the surrounding countryside.
In the center of the next photo, a narrow dirt road winds up the mountain. Visitors to the World Peace Pagoda who are unwilling or unable to climb a gazillion stairs have the option of driving up.
At the base of the pagoda, there are other patios at different levels.
In the shade of a temple tree, Emma and Elizabeth pause for a healthful repast…
…and then continue exploring the mountaintop.
What a colorful country!
Zen Emma is zen.
“Should we explore over there?”
“Look at all those stairs.”
“Yeah…uh..maybe we shouldn’t disturb that guy trying to meditate.”
“Yeah, good point.”
And at last they headed back down the mountain in the golden light of afternoon.
To be continued!