Monday, November 27, 2017


Saturday, 11 November 2017

The third city-state in the medieval Kathmandu Valley was Bhaktapur. Although heavily damaged by earthquakes in 1934 and 2015, the old city still retains a lot of remarkable sites and charm.

The "Bodhi Tree" (Ficus religiosa) is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
After lunch at a heritage hotel on the outskirts of the old city, we started our tour of Bhaktapur in Potters' Square.
Potters work on the street outside their shops.
Another potter.
The rice harvest is mostly complete, and rice is being dried and processed alongside drying pots.
A small water tank, no longer used, along the street in Bhaktapur.
These odd tractor/trucks were widely used in Nepal. I've never seen this design elsewhere.
Nyatapola Temple, the tallest temple in Nepal, overlooks Taumadhi Tole.
The view from Nyatapola Temple. A dance and flute competition was going on in the square.
Temple stairs in Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

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