Kathmandu

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Buddhas eyes and prayer flags at the Stupa of Boudhanath, Kathamndu. Boudhanath is one of the sites in Nepal listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Stupa of Boudhanath. One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the area of Kathmandu. Its platform is a massive mandala and it is the largest spherical stupa in Nepal.
The influx of large populations of Tibetan refugees from China has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath.
Hindu women on the Stupa of Boudhanath, Kathmandu.
At the Stupa of Boudhanath, Kathmandu.
Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jagannath temple - built in the 16th century, known for fascinating carvings in the wooden struts eaves.
Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the streets around Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
Rikshaw drivers, waiting for clients on the Durbar Square.


Pashupatinath is regarded as the most sacred temple of Shiva (Pashupati) in Nepal. "Arya Ghat", the most widely used place of cremation for the deceased in Nepal, especially in and around the Kathmandu valley.
Hinduists are allowed to enter the temple. Non-Hindu visitors are only allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river.
He is known as 'milk baba' because of his ausetrity to live soley on milk for 30 years. He also walked barefoot 12 years visiting the sacred holy places of India.
Shiva temple in Pashupatinath.
Inner courtyard at the Durbar sqare in Patan.
Dancers at a Hindu festival in Patan.
Dancer at a Hindu festival in Patan.
The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.
Naga sadhu (left) in Pashupatinath temple.
Swayambhunath is one of the most ancient and holiest Buddhist sites in the Kathmandu valley. It sits on a hill in the west of Kathmandu overlooking the city.
Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. It was founded by the great-grandfather of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE), King Vrsadeva, about the beginning of the 5th century CE.
Joung monchs from a monastery near Swayambhunath.
Because of the many monkeys living here in Swayambhunath, it's also called the "Monkey Temple".