Monument sights in Around The Kathmandu Valley
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The new Tamang Gompa and Guru Lhakhang are currently being built on the north side of the stupa enclosure. A small plaque here honours Ekai Kawaguchi (1866-1945), the first Japanese to make it to Tibet (he passed through Bodhnath in 1899). For an excellent account of his remarkable travels see Scott Berry's book A Stranger in Tibet, available in Thamel bookshops.