Kathmandu

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is not only the stepping off point for treks in the Himalayas but also worthy of a visit in its own right. The city itself and surrounds are full of world-heritage listed sites with ancient temples; traditional architecture and a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist religious relics.

Rangoli created during Tihar
Rangoli created during Tihar
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Hindu temple detail
Hindu temple detail
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Durbar Square in Kathmandu
Durbar Square in Kathmandu
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Fasidega Temple at Bhaktapur
Fasidega Temple at Bhaktapur
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The eyes of Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu
The eyes of Swayambhunath stupa
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Prayer wheels at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu
Prayer wheels at Swayambhunath
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Kala Bhairab statue in Durbar Square in Kathmandu
Kala Bhairab statue in Durbar
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Ornate door in Durbar Square in Kathmandu
Ornate door in Durbar Square in
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Advertising banners in Kathmandu
Advertising banners in
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Sequined red fabric in Kathmandu
Sequined red fabric in
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Palace of 55 windows in Bhaktapur
Palace of 55 windows 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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Carved wooden plaque
Carved wooden plaque
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Annointed Buddhist statue at Swayambhunath
Annointed Buddhist statue at
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Buddhist statue at Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple
Buddhist statue at
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Monkey stealing from Buddhist shrine at Swayambhunath
Monkey stealing from Buddhist
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Prayer flags at Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple
Prayer flags at Swayambhunath
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Traditional Newari window in Nepal
Traditional Newari window in
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Traditional Newari windows
Traditional Newari windows
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Traditional Newari window in Nepal
Traditional Newari window in
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Hindu statue in Kirtipur
Hindu statue in Kirtipur
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Chicken at Ganesh statue
Chicken at Ganesh statue
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Carved stone figures on a door lintel
Carved stone figures on a door
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Stupa silhouette in rural Nepal
Stupa silhouette in rural Nepal
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Puppet and mask shop
Puppet and mask shop
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Colourful hair braids in Kathmandu
Colourful hair braids in
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South Asian bangles
South Asian bangles
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Babar Mahal Revisted in Kathmandu
Babar Mahal Revisted in
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Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
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Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
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Marigold offerings at Boudhanath Stupa
Marigold offerings at
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Monastery at Boudhanath Stupa
Monastery at Boudhanath Stupa
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Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu
Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu
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Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu
Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu
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Image Details for Kathmandu

1. Rangoli created during Tihar. Celebrating Tihar, or the Festival of Lights, Nepali Hindus create rangoli from dyes, coloured rice, flower petals or coloured sand in front of their houses to welcome the Hindu deities. This one is in Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal.

2. Hindu temple detail. Uma Maheshwar Temple in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, is a triple-roofed, pagoda-style temple. As it is located at the highest point in Kirtipur, there are excellent views across the Kathmandu Valley to the Himalayas from it.

3. Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Durbar Square in Kathmandu is located in the old city and contains 50 temples that have been built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings. Besides temples, there are palaces, shrines and many statues.

4. 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.

5. The eyes of Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples.

6. Prayer wheels at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples.

7. Kala Bhairab statue in Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Durbar Square in Kathmandu is located in the old city and contains 50 temples that have been built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings. Besides temples, there are palaces, shrines and many statues, including this one of Kala Bhairab, a manifestation of Shiva, satisfied only by a blood sacrifice.

8. Ornate door in Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Durbar Square in Kathmandu is located in the old city and contains 50 temples that have been built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings. Besides temples, there are palaces, shrines and many statues.

9. Advertising banners in Kathmandu. In Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, Thamel is the major tourist area full of restaurants, hotels, bars, shops and market stalls. Looking up, these narrow alleys are full of advertising banners.

10. Sequined red fabric in Kathmandu. In Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, Thamel is the major tourist area full of restaurants, hotels, bars, shops and market stalls including fabric used and adorned in may ways.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Annointed Buddhist statue at Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples.

17. Buddhist statue at Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples.

18. Monkey stealing from Buddhist shrine at Swayambhunath. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples. A group of rhesus monkeys call the temple complex home.

19. Prayer flags at Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple. Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples. Prayer flags flutter in the breeze throughout the complex.

20. Traditional Newari window in Nepal. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

21. Traditional Newari windows. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

22. Traditional Newari window in Nepal. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

23. Hindu statue in Kirtipur. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

24. Chicken at Ganesh statue. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

25. Carved stone figures on a door lintel. Located on the top of a hill, just 5 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, Kirtipur is a world away. It is an ancient town that could be 1000 years old that features, religion, culture and tradition particularly of the Newari people. This includes the ornately carved window frames that typify Newari buildings, temples and carved stone statues and shrines.

26. Stupa silhouette in rural Nepal. Around the edges of the Kathmandu Valley, clusters of houses are interspersed with a patchwork of intensive agriculture. Scattered amongst these are shrines and stupas, the centre of worship for the local people.

27. Puppet and mask shop. At Indra Chowk, south of Thamel in Kathmandu is a maze of narrow alleys that are home to the colourful bead market. Here beads in all colours of the rainbow hang from the stalls while glittering bangles are displayed on the benches. The area is also home to lots of other shops, many of which are located in traditional Newari-style buildings.

28. Colourful hair braids in Kathmandu. At Indra Chowk, south of Thamel in Kathmandu is a maze of narrow alleys that are home to the colourful bead market. Here beads in all colours of the rainbow hang from the stalls while glittering bangles are displayed on the benches. Hair ornaments such as hair braids are also sold in the shops in this area.

29. South Asian bangles. At Indra Chowk, south of Thamel in Kathmandu is a maze of narrow alleys that are home to the colourful bead market. Here beads in all colours of the rainbow hang from the stalls while glittering bangles are displayed on the benches.

30. Babar Mahal Revisted in Kathmandu. Babar Mahal Revisted is a complex containing shops, restaurants and galleries in a restored Rana Palace in Kathmandu. It is home to the French restaurant, Chez Caroline, where the waiters speak French as well as English. The complex is a meandering maze of courtyards and lanes.

31. Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of the highlights of any visit to Kathmandu is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is dominated by the eyes of Buddha, peering in all 4 directions. Festooned with prayer flags, it is a photographers delight.

32. Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of the highlights of any visit to Kathmandu is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is dominated by the eyes of Buddha, peering in all 4 directions. Festooned with prayer flags, it is a photographers delight.

33. Marigold offerings at Boudhanath Stupa. One of the highlights of any visit to Kathmandu is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is dominated by the eyes of Buddha, peering in all 4 directions. Festooned with prayer flags, it is a photographers delight.

34. Monastery at Boudhanath Stupa. One of the highlights of any visit to Kathmandu is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is dominated by the eyes of Buddha, peering in all 4 directions. Festooned with prayer flags, it is a photographers delight.

35. Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu. According to their website, Dwarikas is an experience of Nepali culture and hospitality. It is built in traditional Newari-style with ornate carved window frames that have been collected from throughout the Kathmandu Valley. With its shaded central courtyard, colourful flowers, outdoor tables and urns of water with floating flowers, it is a peaceful oasis from the mayhem and madness that is Kathmandu.

36. Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu. According to their website, Dwarikas is an experience of Nepali culture and hospitality. It is built in traditional Newari-style with ornate carved window frames that have been collected from throughout the Kathmandu Valley. With its shaded central courtyard, colourful flowers, outdoor tables and urns of water with floating flowers, it is a peaceful oasis from the mayhem and madness that is Kathmandu.

 

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