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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
November 3, 2011
From journal Surrounding Kathmandu
October 7, 2006
From journal A Month in Nepal
by Alan Ingram
July 14, 2001
From journal Sanctuary at the Top of the World
April 24, 2001
But what a contrast! Kathmandu hustles and bustles. The constant ebb-and-flow of tourist flocks makes photography difficult. The Durbar at Bhaktapur (or, by its modern name, Bhadgaon) is a tranquil place to meander, contemplate, and compose photos at leisure. Shops along the narrow, yet inviting, cobblestone streets adjoining the square have higher-quality merchandise.
Highlights: Locals gathering at the Lion Gate to the main temple. The interior courtyards. The pottery square, with artisans at work. The relaxed, low-key street markets.
The square at Patan, also filled with a variety of temples and monuments, is similar --- yet different enough that you should see both. Walk 10 minutes to the public baths and Temple of Kumbeswar for the colorful sight of women doing their laundry as gaily-dressed children play nearby.
With a guide and driver, and not returning to your hotel for lunch, you can see both cities in four hours or so.
From journal Three Magic Days in Kathnandu
October 1, 2000
From journal the ways of Kathmandu