Silent Skylark


It took us about an hour in a taxi driving through early morning traffic through dusty and bumpy Pasupathi Road and the Ring Road to get to the city of Bhaktapur (12km east from the centre of Kathmandu).
It was a hot, quiet and sleepy day in Bhaktapur. In just a few steps away from our taxi it felt as if we had entered the Medieval age. The streets and alleyways we wandered along looked like they did centuries ago. Long, winding and narrow alleyways helped us loose the few other tourists very quickly and while we were strolling all day long it never felt crowded or busy.
The ancient city of Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the time of the great Malla Kingdom. It has an overwhelming amount of pagodas, temples, statues and religious shrines. Most of the temples and buildings at Durbar Square date back to the 13th to 18th centuries. Many of the buildings are classic examples of Newari…

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