K is for Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal, consisting of Kathmandu Metropolitan City at its core, and several sister cities including Patan and Bhaktapur. We visited these three, each with their own Durbar Square, in 2000 and had a fascinating insight into a totally different culture – or cultures, with Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas existing side by side.

Kathmandu and Pashupatinath

Patan

Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan

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26 thoughts on “K is for Kathmandu

  1. Eli April 12, 2014 / 14:31

    I loved the tour – thanks Anabel:-) The temples in Nepal are divine

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    • Anabel Marsh April 12, 2014 / 17:08

      They are – and so interesting to compare, say, Buddhist and Hindu temples.

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  2. Stepheny Houghtlin April 12, 2014 / 18:28

    Stopping by on the 12th day of the #atozchallenge. Having a good time today blog hopping, saying hi and moving on.Your travel blog is wonderful, the photographs an arm chair travel experience. Thanks! If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening and related topics this month. Come and visit.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 12, 2014 / 19:20

      Thank you for visiting! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I’ll hop by your way shortly.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 12, 2014 / 19:21

      Ah well, it is quite a leap but the total span of my A to Z posts is about two decades, so not so much in real life!

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  3. Birgit April 12, 2014 / 20:24

    How beautiful and divine that 2 religions are side by side and the beauty of the temples and art-that is what life is all about in so many ways

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    • Anabel Marsh April 12, 2014 / 21:01

      The temples are beautiful – and so different from what we are used to in the west.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 12, 2014 / 22:41

      Yes, it was quite polluted but I was impressed by how well-turned out everyone kept themselves despite that. The tuk-tuks don’t exactly contribute to a good atmosphere! I still thought it was a wonderful place though.

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  4. Donna April 13, 2014 / 06:48

    I’m amazed by how many places you’ve been! The photos are fascinating!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 13, 2014 / 08:57

      Yes, but these posts cover over 20 years in total. I’ve had a long time to travel!

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  5. cvail April 13, 2014 / 08:11

    Anabel, I have not been to Kathmandu yet….it is on the list…but I think it will take some time, so waiting!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 13, 2014 / 08:59

      We weren’t there very long – on the way in and out of Tibet. That’s too long a story to tell in A-Z!

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  6. jenny@atasteoftravel April 13, 2014 / 11:00

    Fabulous pictures Anabel. I don’t think I am going to make it to Kathmandu so its great to see pictures of the towns there and great to see the two religions have their temples side by side

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  7. Lori L MacLaughlin April 14, 2014 / 03:32

    You’ve been to so many interesting places! How wonderful to experience so many things!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 14, 2014 / 07:45

      Thank you. That’s why I originally started the blog – so that I could remember them all when I was old and doddery!

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  8. cassam101 April 15, 2014 / 20:52

    I love the photos. You are so well travelled.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 16, 2014 / 07:39

      Thanks – I agree, the culture was fascinating, and so varied.

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  9. j'adore champagne June 16, 2015 / 15:44

    Do you sometimes wonder about how the earthquake hit your favourite spots here?

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    • Anabel Marsh June 16, 2015 / 16:43

      I do, and for some I don’t have to wonder. I’ve seen the pictures 😦 – terrible.

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