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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: the place
These are photos of Kathmandu, Nepal and some other places in the Kathmandu Valley, for those of you who are interested in what Nepal looks like.  We have included the landscape, temples, cityscapes, animals, and architecture.
Date(s): April 29, 2008. Album by Evergreen Guardian Imports. Photos by Elizabeth McDowell. 1 - 16 of 16 Total. 1381 Visits.
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Tibetan Buddhist Stupa
The Tibetan Buddhist Stupa temples around Kathmandu are all painted with huge Buddha Eyes that look out on all beings.  This stupa is at Swayambhunath.

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Prayer Flags at the Temple
The hill at Swayambhunath Temple is festooned with prayer flags.  The flags blow in the wind and send their peaceful prayers out into the world and cosmos.

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Devotions at the Monkey Temple
Swayambhunath Temple is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple on the outskirts of Kathmandu.  Buddhist practitioners and tourists all visit this important temple.

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Prayer Wheels at the Monkey Temple
The Swayambhunath Temple Stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels, other religious accoutrements, and devotional or shrine rooms.

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A Monkey at the Monkey Temple
At Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu.

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Prayer Flags on the Temple Grounds
At Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple.

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Detail of Carved Doors in Bhaktapur
This is a traditional architectural art form--elaborately carved doors, windows, and other woodwork--found throughout the Kathmandu Valley, especially on temples, palaces, and historical buildings.

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Carved Stairway in Bhaktapur

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Roof of a House in Bhaktapur

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Square in Bhaktapur
This photo was taken on a rainy day.  Usually the square is crowded.

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Cow in the Square in Bhaktapur

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Cow in Durbar Square in Kathmandu
Cows are a common site in cities in Nepal.

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Terrace Fields in Countryside

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View of Kathmandu City

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View of Outskirts of Kathmandu

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Foothills outside Kathmandu Valley

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