Monday, November 24, 2008

Nepal photo gallery

Relaxing spot with a good city view

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, and it is located at the Kathmandu valley (about 1300 metres above sea level) in central Nepal. The city does not have many tall buildings, but it has many religious monuments, such as the Buddhist stupas and the Hindu temples.

Kathmandu is always bursting with activities, and the streets are usually crowded, chaotic and very dusty. Below are some photographs of life in Kathmandu .....

City buildings in the Kathmandu valley Typical Kathmandu architecture
Mystical sunrise ..... .... followed by a beautiful morning !
A young monk taking a break on the roof Selling colourful hats and other stuff
The colourful trishaw Man using his head to carry goods
The exciting chariot pulling festival on 29th April 2001. Can you spot the tall chariot ? Palace guards in uniform at Patan's Durbar Square

Photographs of the famous Thamel area, which mainly caters for tourists
Exotic Nepalese and Tibetan merchandize comes in all shapes and sizes .....
Strolling along the streets near the Pashupatinath area
Is this a street protest ??? I think this is a candle holder
Lots of colourful prayer flags Wheels of life
The Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in Nepal
Scenes from Boudhanath Stupa Statue of the elephant
The Swayambhunath Stupa is located on a hill and is the oldest stupa in Kathmandu
Area surrounding Swayambhunath Stupa An ancient religious figurine
Religious monuments forming a beautiful pattern More stupas on the hill .....
People relaxing at Pashupatinath Colourful architecture
Ancient monuments of Hinduism in Nepal .....
The Pashupatinath Hindu temple Another photograph of the ancient monuments
After death, the Hindus are brought to Pashupatinath to take a sacred bath using water from the holy river (left) followed by cremation along the river bank (right). Their ashes will then be spread into the river.

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