Bhaktapur, Nepal

11 Feb

bhaktapur

During our stay in Patan we decided to take a day trip to Bhaktapur. It is the third royal city in the valley- the others being Kathmandu and Patan. It is definitely the best preserved of the three- it was like being dropped in medieval times.

We spent hours wandering the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys, exploring the temples, courtyards, shrines, wells and monumental squares.  Bhaktapur is filled with Hindu and Buddhist religious sites and art. Although the population is primarily Hindu, there are nineteen Buddhist monasteries (don’t worry I didn’t make Brian stop at every one). The city is also home to a large community of potters who proudly work on the open streets, only adding to its rich atmosphere. It was a day to remember…

(ALL photos by BHG)

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8 Responses to “Bhaktapur, Nepal”

  1. Erin Haslag (@WELLinLA) February 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Loving the colors! When is B’s next gallery exhibit!?! xx!

  2. sarah Ann Noel February 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Yay! More on the trip! These photos are gorgeous. You are such an adventurer. I love your spirit. Truly.

  3. the usual bliss February 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    The potter is my favorite. AMAZING!

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