Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nepal2012: Baktapur

Baktapur is the cultural capital of Nepal. Baktapur's history goes back to the early 8th century, and it used to be the capital city of Nepal during the 12th and 15th century. UNESCO has honoured the preservation efforts of the Nepali people in preserving this world heritage site. This amazing city displays century-old fabulous art, architecture, cultural hertitage, and also the genuine friendly hospitality of the Nepali people.





Our guide, Purna, told us a long story of his arranged family marriage. In Nepal young people may have a 'love marriage' or a 'family marriage'. Love marriages can be difficult for the couple as either or both of the families may sever future communication with the couple.













Hogus found a man hand-making wooden rocking horse toys.




 









Hogus stopped for respectful prayers.




 










At one time the king had a giant personal bath area. This was the king's water spout.







 
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1 comment:

  1. Amazing architecture! Looks like the weather is fine too!

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