Near The Village, The Peaceful Village

January 11, 2013

The main square.

A lion stands guard at the entrance to the square.

One of the many temples to (various aspects of) Shiva in Bhaktapur.

The Palace of 55 Windows and The Golden Gate.

The door to the once-private temple. Now it is open for worship, but only to Hindus.

The private pool and bath of the Palace of 55 Windows.

Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

This building (across from the Palace of 55 Windows) used to be a barracks but now is a public school.

Bhairab Nath Temple. We were told that this temple is often referred to as the “Japanese Pagoda” because Nepalese pagodas are consistently square, whereas this temple is rectangular.

Nyatapola Temple

Some of the figures on the steps of the Nyatapola Temple.

Bhaktapur, Nepal.

January 11, 2013

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