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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contains two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to its southeast and Bhaktapur, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) to its east. It is also acronymed as 'KTM'.

The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. It is inhabited by 671,846 (2001) people. The Kathmandu valley with its three districts including Kathmandu District accounts for a population density of only 97 per square kilometres whereas Kathmandu metropolitan city has a density of 13,225 per square kilometres. It is by far the largest urban agglomerate in Nepal, accounting for 20% of the urban population in an area of 5,067 hectares (12,520 acres) (50.67 square kilometres (19.56 sq mi)).

The city’s rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali is the common language of the city, though many speak the Nepal Bhasa Newari as it is the center of the Newar people and culture. English is understood by all of the educated population of the city. The literacy rate is 98% in the city.
http://www.kathmandu.gov.np


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Map of Kathmandu Valley

http://www.nepaltravelandtour.com


Some generic cityscape shots of the Kathmandu Valley:



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Pashupatinath Temple: The holiest Hindu temple in Nepal



Patan:



Kathmandu (the dome shaped structure is a Buddhist stupa called Swayambhunath):



http://www.explorehimalaya.com

Bhaktapur:



www.drokpa.com
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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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The first isn't from Kathmandu...here are some more pics from around the city.

Kathmandu panorama:


http://ewbnepal.wordpress.com


Kathmandu Durbar Square:




New Road, Kathmandu during the festival of Tihar


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Durbar Marg, Kathmandu


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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Religious sites around Kathmandu

The whole of the Kathmandu Valley is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here are pictures of some specific temples and religious sites in the valley.

Changu Narayan Temple

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Bouddhanath Stupa: An important Buddhist shrine

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http://www.airpano.com


Kaal Bhairav Temple
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Akaash Bhairav Temple

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The statue of Akaash Bhairav



Swayambhunath Temple aka the Monkey Temple

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www.travelphotogallery.net


www.tripideas.org
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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Sights of Kathmandu

Patan



A water spout at Patan


Patan



Bhaktapur



Ranipokhari, Kathmandu



Sankhu, Kathmandu



Kumari ghar (palace of the living goddess), Kathmandu



Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu



Shiva Parbati Temple, Kathmandu



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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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Some more pictures

Dharahara, Kathmandu



Civil Mall, Kathmandu



Tinkune, Kathmandu



Kathmandu from Swayambhunath



Bhaktapur alley



Bhaktapur



Entrance to a temple, Bhaktapur



Bhaktapur Durbar Square


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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #7
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Some more pics

Here are some more pictures from around Kathmandu. Feel free to contribute!



Sea of people, Ason, Kathmandu


Ason


Kathmandu at night




Kantipath


Panauti- One of the outlying towns in the Kathmandu Valley


Source: http://www.facebook.com/ILiveInKathmanduCity

Freak Street- Used to be a prime destination for hippies in the 70's


Source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freak-Street-Kathmandu


Garden of Dreams, Thamel, Kathmandu


Former royal palace...now a museum


Sherpa Mall, Durbarmarg


Source:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathmandu-Thamel/
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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Thamel, Kathmandu

Thamel is a small area in the heart of Kathmandu. It consists of small alleyways full of restaurants that serve cuisines from almost all parts of the world. What makes it more exciting is the sea of people along with the dogs and cows. It is the tourist mecca in Kathmandu, with numerous souvenir shops offering the best of Nepalese handicrafts. This it the place to go for some music and beer as well as trekking gear.


http://positiveworldtravel.smugmug.com


http://cityscapes.livejournal.com


www.onestep4ward.com


www.holeinthedonut.com


http://meltingplots.com

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www.nepalmountainnews.com

Thamel is very colorful; it has something to offer everyone.

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Welcome to Kathmandu by T Ξ Ξ J Ξ, on Flickr

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Kathmandu by arjayempee, on Flickr

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Kathmandu by cameroonjb, on Flickr

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Kathmandu darbar square by piyush in, on Flickr

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Kathmandu Darbar Square by piyush in, on Flickr

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Kathmandu skyline by markdionne, on Flickr

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-Garl Tsagan


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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #10
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Some more pics for the day:

Dharahara, Kathmandu


Swayambhunath Temple on the hill, Kathmandu


Kathmandu Durbar Square

Source: http://www.facebook.com/nepal.the.8th.wonder

World's tallest Shiva statue, Sanga- Near Kathmandu

www.letstournepal.com
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Old October 26th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #11
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Festivals of Nepal

Moved to the thread titled "Cultural Sites/Festivals of Nepal."

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Kathmandu Nepal by Macro Eye, on Flickr

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Nepal - The City of Kathmandu by © Jamie Mitchell, on Flickr

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kathmandu valley by aannda, on Flickr

Bagbazaar, Kathmandu
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Untitled by third finger mind, on Flickr

Battisputali, Kathmandu
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Rooftops of Kathmandu by rustyproof, on Flickr

View from Grand Hotel, Soaltee Mode, Kathmandu
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Kathmandu City by Dragonsaur Long, on Flickr

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Kathmandu City by Dragonsaur Long, on Flickr

Kathmandu- The city without skyscrapers
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Kathmandu Valley from the Swayambhunath Temple hill by Byrd on a Wire, on Flickr

Brick houses everywhere
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Kathmandu by ralky, on Flickr

Alleyway in Kathmandu
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Daily Life in Kathmandu City by The Shy Photographer (Timido), on Flickr

Inner city area
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Daily Life in Kathmandu City by The Shy Photographer (Timido), on Flickr

Traffic at Shahid Gate, Kathmandu
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A main one way traffic route - Kathmandu, Nepal by Byrd on a Wire, on Flickr

Ason
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kathmandu city by neethu.chackochan, on Flickr

Aerial shot of Kathmandu
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Kathmandu from the sky by Youth Googly, on Flickr

Mountains seen from Shakhamul, Kathmandu
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Gift for Kathmandu by Basu Dahal, on Flickr

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Kathmandu in Monsoon by D J Clark, on Flickr

Kantipath
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Kathmandu in Monsoon by D J Clark, on Flickr

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Blue Hour : Kathmandu by Dylan Toh, on Flickr


New Road, Kathmandu- One of the busiest shopping areas in Kathmandu
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New Road in Kathmandu by shinyai, on Flickr

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New Road, Kathmandu by mobilevirgin, on Flickr

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New road, Kathmandu by pauldaviesuk, on Flickr

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Kathmandu, Nepal by Dan Dispain, on Flickr

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Kathmandu by Stephen D Harper, on Flickr

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Street Sale by WanderWorks, on Flickr
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Pashupatinath Temple- One of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal
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Nepal - Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
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Kathmandu's Pashupatinath Temple
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Alleyway of Kathmandu
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Atop Nagarjun overlooking Kathmandu by hshuldman, on Flickr[/IMG]


Kathmandu traffic
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KTM 4 by henryhill125, on Flickr[/IMG]


New Road
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Apartments Line the Street by DJ Greer, on Flickr[/IMG]


Panorama of the Kathmandu Valley
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A mile above Kathmandu by hshuldman, on Flickr[/IMG]


Kathmandu Traffic- Trust me, it is not pretty
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Rani Pokhari (Pond of the Queen): A pond built by the orders of King Pratap Malla dedicated to his wife who had just lost a young son. During a special celebration, those who do not have parents or whose parents are deceased come here to worship at the temple.
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Rani Pokahari- 2
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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Kathmandu during dusk
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Nepal sunrise: Moon setting over Kathmandu at dawn
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Ghantaghar (clock tower) on the left, Rani Pokhari (Queen's pond) on the right
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clock'n'Wires
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Tundikhel (the open space used for parades) and the Kathmandu cityscape
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Nepal - Kathmandu - View of Kathmandu
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Entrance to Singha Durbar (literal translation: Lion Palace): Nepal's parliament building
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Parliament of Nepal
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Singha Durbar Entrance - Kathmandu Nepal
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Narayanhiti Royal Palace (now a museum)
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Narayanhiti Palace Museum
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Nagarjuna Hill overlooking the cityscape
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Nagarjun Hill by Sauravrt, on Flickr
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Dharahara Tower
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Kamal Pokhari (Literal Translation: Lotus Pond)
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reflection at Kamal Pokhari..
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Kathmandu city, with Swayambhunath stupa in the background
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More pics

Some more pics from around Kathmandu:

Never ending sprawl

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The Real Kathmandu
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Thamel area

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Streets of Thamel, Kathmandu
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Street of Kathmandu at night

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First night in Kathmandu
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Nyatapol Temple (tallest temple in Nepal), Bhaktapur

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Bhaktapur with Nyatapola
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Bhaktapur
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Sunset
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IMG_9585
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IMG_9591
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Houses in Kathmandu
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Kathmandu House
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Thamel- the tourist district of Kathmandu
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20060411-I-1-halftop-signs-street-thamel-kathmandu
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Smog over Kathmandu
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stupa in Kathmandu
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Busy traffic in Kathmandu
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Kathmandu skyline from Swayambhunath
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Swayambhunath Monkey Temple, Kathmandu
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Kathmandu view from the Swayambu Stupa - Nepal
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New Road, Kathmandu- Chaotic traffic is part of everyday life in Kathmandu
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Kathmandu conjestion
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Ason, Kathmandu- One of the old markets for spices, brassware, and herbs.
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Kathmandu streets
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Another alleyway near Thamel
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Kathmandu Street
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Kathmandu cityscape
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♥ Kathmandu ♥ by Net_Ski, on Flickr


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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu
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Untitled
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Kathmandu at night
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Full Moon Night at Kathmandu
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Thamel at night
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Thamel, Kathmandu at night
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Kathmandu pic taken from the outskirts
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Kathmandu at night
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