The heart of Nepal is a vast basin surrounded by lush green mountain walls above which tower the majestic snow capped peeks of the Himalayas. Here lies three ancient cities of great historic and cultural significance: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Collectively, Kathmandu valley is acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
TL: Entrance into the ancient city of Bhaktapur, the 'City of Devotees'
TR: Nyatapola Temple at the Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur
BL: View of the Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur
BR: A pottery maker displaying her craftsmenship at Bhaktapur
TL: Twilight at Swayambhunath Stupa
TR: Main thoroughfare at the Durbar Square in Patan, the 'City of Fine Arts'
BL: Monkeys overlooking a Hindu cremation at Pashupatinath Temple
BR: Looking at the eyes of Buddha at Bouddinath Stupa