The postcard I got shows the Kathmandu Valley that lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus and the Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within this valley.
The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Along with Swayambuhnath it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Boudnath Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Cā-bahī (often called 'Little Boudnath'). It then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati river to Patan - thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was a later foundation). Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.
Two great stamps used, commemorating Golden Jubilee Year of the First Ascent of Mt. Dhaulagiri. It's issued in 2010. A biiig thanks goes to dear hootnoodle for great postcard! :)