19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Buddhist Prayer Wheel

This image was taken in the Patan district of Kathmandu, Nepal. I was walking around during sunset, knowing that the golden hour light would enhance the texture of this magnificent and ancient city. The city, with its many Buddhist temples, is decorated with traditional buddhist prayer wheels. Prayer wheels are found along the perimeter of these temples and are meant to be rotated clockwise as one circumvents the temple in prayer.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Sarah Delia