Bhaktapur, the old city

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Bhaktapur is one of the old cities in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of Newari architecture including temples, houses and palaces adorned with carved wood and stone. Renowned for its pottery, it is also known for its yoghurt, which is sold in clay bowls.

Bhaktapur street
Bhaktapur street
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Spires of Durbar square in Bhaktapur
Spires of Durbar square in
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Hindu shrine in Bhaktapur
Hindu shrine in Bhaktapur
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Drying the rice in Bhaktapur
Drying the rice in Bhaktapur
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Bhaktapur statue with white chrysanthemum
Bhaktapur statue with white
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King Bhupatindra Malla Column in Bhaktapur
King Bhupatindra Malla Column
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Palace of 55 windows in Bhaktapur
Palace of 55 windows in
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Part of the Naga Pokhari Waterspout in Bhaktapur
Part of the Naga Pokhari
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Bhaktapur temples
Bhaktapur temples
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Face statue and temple in Durbar Square Bhaktapur
Face statue and temple in
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A Hindu shrine at Bhaktapur
A Hindu shrine at Bhaktapur
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Fasidega Temple at Bhaktapur
Fasidega Temple at Bhaktapur
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Thangkas for sale in Bhaktapur
Thangkas for sale in Bhaktapur
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Thangkas painting school in Bhaktapur
Thangkas painting school in
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Nepalese pottery
Nepalese pottery
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Carved wooden plaque
Carved wooden plaque
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Buddhist prayer wheels
Buddhist prayer wheels
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Nepalese tapestry
Nepalese tapestry
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Wooden relief carving of a horse
Wooden relief carving of a
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1. Bhaktapur street. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

2. Spires of Durbar square in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

3. Hindu shrine in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

4. Drying the rice in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there. Everyday life continues among these structures such as drying the rice shown here.

5. Bhaktapur statue with white chrysanthemum. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

6. King Bhupatindra Malla Column in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments-palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are there. King Bhupatindra Malla sits atop his column with folded arms, studying the golden gate to his palace.

7. Palace of 55 windows in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

8. Part of the Naga Pokhari Waterspout in Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. This statue is part of the Naga Pokhari waterspout at the Royal Baths.

9. Bhaktapur temples. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work.

10. Face statue and temple in Durbar Square Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. These are located in Durbar Square.

11. A Hindu shrine at Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. This is one of many Hindu shrines.

12. Fasidega Temple at Bhaktapur. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Fasidega Temple is located in Durbar Square and visible from throughout the Kathmandu Valley.

13. Thangkas for sale in Bhaktapur. Thangkas are traditional Tibetan paintings with these depicting a mandela. Symbolism and allusion are important in the interpretation of thangkas. There is a large Thanka painting community in Bhaktapur, 30 kilometres from Kathmandu.

14. Thangkas painting school in Bhaktapur. Thangkas are traditional Tibetan paintings with these depicting a mandela. Symbolism and allusion are important in the interpretation of thangkas. There is a large Thanka painting community in Bhaktapur, 30 kilometres from Kathmandu.

15. Nepalese pottery. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there. Potters making pottery such as this shown here can also be seen at Bhaktapur.

16. Carved wooden plaque. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. This carved wooden plaque adorns the entrance to Bhaktapur's Durbar Square.

17. Buddhist prayer wheels. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there.

18. Nepalese tapestry. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. Both Hindu and Buddhist religious structures are found there. Artisans also call the city home.

19. Wooden relief carving of a horse. Located 30 km from Kathmandu in Nepal, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is filled with monuments - palaces, temples, shrines and pagodas, most featuring carved wood or stone, gilded roofs, brass statues metal work. This wooden carving decorates one of these structures.

 

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