Temples of Kathmandu

Thamel district of Kathmandu Nepal

Thamel district of Kathmandu Nepal

As I said in a previous article about my wanderings in Kathmandu, the religious life of Nepal is very much evident in all the temples one can see in the capital city. Some of these temples are very elaborately decorated in various ways making them not only sacred sites for the local people but also interesting photographic subjects for the visitor.

One interesting observation I made during my stay in Kathmandu was the intense trade that occurs around and near each of the temples. The buildings act as magnets for those who visit for religious purposes as well as places of trade for all kinds of vendors, from fruit though to various religious icons. Because these venues attract so many visitors, those trading there seem to do a good trade.


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