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Street Art

In the past few years, street art in Nepal has taken off. It mostly grew out from a home grown movement of young (and old) Nepali artists who sought to change the façade of the city. Many public walls of Kathmandu have been covered in political slogans; these artists sought to present a new perspective - one that many young people in Nepal can relate to after decades of political upheaval and instability.

An art protesting violence against women






A street art depicting the "karuwa" - a Nepalese jug made out of brass used for drinking water (and sometimes alcohol).



Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Street-Art-Nepal/223874514335862?fref=ts


Kolor Kathmandu is part of this new street art renaissance in Nepal. They sought to paint 75 artworks throughout Nepal representing the country's 75 districts. This involved collaboration with international artists as well.




Artwork representing Manjushree - the mythical Buddhist Boddhisatva who cut a hill to drain a lake subsequently allowing settlement in the Kathmandu Valley



Art depicting Prithvi Narayan Shah - the unifier of modern Nepal



Art depicting Kumari - the living goddess of Nepal






Artwork depicting Mt. Everest, Thengboche Monastery and the laphophorus bird (the national bird of Nepal)






Art depicting the Hindu goddess Saraswati - the goddess of knowledge.


All pics from: https://www.facebook.com/KolorKathmandu/photos_stream
 

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I'm going to Kathmandu on 10 Apr and will stay there for a week. What nice spots (e.g. nature parks, scenic hills, lakes, picnic sites, etc.) along the fringes or just outside of Kathmandu that you can recommend? Hopefully not too far away from Kathmandu. Thanks.
 
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