K is for Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal, consisting of Kathmandu Metropolitan City at its core, and several sister cities including Patan and Bhaktapur. We visited these three, each with their own Durbar Square, in 2000 and had a fascinating insight into a totally different culture – or cultures, with Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas existing side by side.
Kathmandu and Pashupatinath
Kathmandu street scene
Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Kalo Bhairab, Kathmandu
Monastery at Boudha
Pashupatinath main temple
Pashupatinath – ghats at bottom left
Holy men at Pashupatinath
Durbar Square, Patan
Patan – King Yoganarendra Malla
Temple of 1000 Buddhas, Patan
Small stupa, Patan
Golden Temple, Patan
Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan
Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
Do you sometimes wonder about how the earthquake hit your favourite spots here?
I do, and for some I don’t have to wonder. I’ve seen the pictures 😦 – terrible.
What a fascinating place, Anabel! I love the fellow holding his moustache. Intriguing!
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Thanks – I agree, the culture was fascinating, and so varied.
I love the photos. You are so well travelled.