The Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

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Kathmandu Valley

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Located at the foot of the Himalayas, at the crossroads of the great civilizations of Asia, seven groups of monuments, among which are the three residential and palace of the royal cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhadgaon, testify to the height of Art of Nepal.

Kathmandu:

Seven properties have their roots in the primitive legends of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal: Durbar three places in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), the two great Buddhist stupas and Bodhnath Swayambhu, and the two groups of Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Prosperity of Buddhism and Hinduism is a powerful artistic and architectural fusion reaches its fullness between 1200 and 1800.

The Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

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Durbar Square, the largest in Kathmandu:

Durbar Square, Kathmandu, is the largest of the three seats of royal palaces. It has 60 different and important buildings, most of which stop dating from the XVII and XVII. However, its main temple, Taleju Bhawani, was started in 1576. Durbar Square in Patan, has 19 interesting buildings, most notably the palace of the Malla kings, with large gardens, temples and four floors, two stone shikara and a huge bell outside. Durbar Square in Bhadgaon has 12 major buildings, the original is that the main temples and Kasi Biswanath Nyatapola are located in a place lower than that dominates the palace, but they are considered as a whole from the point as art.

Durbar Square:

Swayambhu, is the oldest Buddhist monument in the Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhu, is located on a beautiful hillside just over three kilometers from the city of Kathmandu, is the oldest Buddhist monument in the valley. His great stupa shaped like a flattened hemisphere rests on a circular base surrounded by four niches containing gilded statues of Dhyani Buddha. Around the stupa at the top of the hill, is found a large number of temples and shrines.

Swayambhu:

Bodhnath is the largest stupa in Nepal and is in the plain about 8 km west of Kathmandu city. Inside a small enclosure of masonry, the stupa stands resting on three terraces that lead straight to a huge whitewashed dome. Above the central tower dome there is a cube covered with gilded copper layers that are painted on all four sides, the eyes of the eternal Buddha sees everything.

Pashupati:

Pashupati is the largest and most important Hindu shrine in the valley. It extends on both sides of the sacred Bagmati river, the main religious element of the place. Pashupati is a center of pilgrimage that includes many shrines and temples and a complete infrastructure to accommodate the pilgrims of the main temple is the Shiva Temple.

Nepal - Mahasivaratri at Pasupati

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Changu Narayan:

The set of Changu Narayan is built on top of a hill, consists of a temple surrounded by a series of brick buildings of two and three stories that form an atrium. In the courtyard there are 13 Hindu shrines contain small statues and bas-reliefs.

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