Garuda Statue and Pagoda at Hotel Yak & Yeti
The Garuda statue and pagoda at Hotel Yak & Yeti provide a serene setting. The statue is illuminated at night. Garuda is the mount of Lord Vishnu. He appears in Hinduism and Buddhism. The vast majority of those in Nepal are Hindu. Because I’ve been buying Buddhist jewelry from Nepal for years and knew about the Boudhanath stupa, I thought most of the people in Nepal are Buddhist. However, more than one shop owner said there is typically mutual respect between the religions.