Tuesday, 6 December 2011

IMAGES OF NEPAL / Bhaktapur and Patan

Bhaktapur is one of the old capital cities in Kathmandu Valley. Much of the town still retains the old world charm and has the feel of a living museum. The well laid-out Durbar Square (Palace Square) is seen with King Bupatindra's column with the Golden Gate and Palace of 55 windows in the background.

The all-wood Chyasin Mandap pavilion is a showpiece of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

There's a temple in every corner of Bhaktapur.

The "Barking dog" Bell and Taleju Bell (left) of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Erotic temple carvings on the struts of the Pashupati Mandir.

The 5-storeyed Nyatapola Temple, Kathmandu Valley's highest temple, on Tamaudhi Square in Bhaktapur.

The exquisitely carved Peacock Window of the Pujari Math, seen from a sidestreet off Dattatreya Square.

Smiling faces of Bhaktapur.

Patan (Lalitpur) Durbar Square by dusk.

Busy Patan Durbar Square.

Krishna Mandir at Patan Durbar Square.

The entrance to the Golden Temple of Patan.

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