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Foreword by Trailoka Nath Upraity
Architecture in Khumbu
Religious architecture in Khumbu
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architecture in Khumbu Asoka atrium or porch base Bhotias Bodhnath Borobudur Buddha Buddhist pantheon building materials building methods carved centre century chorten symbolizing circular decorated deities descent from Heaven dome Dudh Kosi dwelling-houses eaves Enzo Somigli Everest four cardinal points four-sided tower glaciers gompa ground floor ground plan Gyantse hearth high valleys Himalayas Indian stupa inner supporting joists Katmandu kenjira Khumbu region Khumjung kumbum Ladakh Lamaist Langtang lha-khang Lhasa Lhotse living-room main front mandala monasteries monks monuments mountain Namche Bazar name Sherpa Nepal Nepalese painted Pangpoche Phortse pilgrims Plate portico prajnaparamita religious rite of circumambulation sacred Sanchi shape and dimensions shelf-capitals Sherpa architecture Sherpa houses shrine slopes spire square forecourt stands structure supporting framework supreme Enlightenment surmounted symbolizes the supreme tarchen temple Tengpoche Thami Tibet Tibetan chorten Tibetan origin tradition types of chorten Unesco upper floor villages of Khumbu vivid colouring walls enclosing window-frames wooden models