Kathmandu Valley as a World Heritage Site and Bungamati & Khokana as traditional Newari villages in Nepal

"A very old Hindu text has described Kathmandu as the land of gods surrounded by beautiful mountains around. Some two hundred years ago a western Visitor wrote that there were as many temples as there were houses and many idols as there were people. In fact Kathmandu boasts one of the largest congregations of magnificent historical monuments and shrines ever built. Duly recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO." [more]

"The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan." [more]

"Bungamati is a small Newar village with a typical urban flavour. What goes on in the village, is influenced by the larger social environment of Newars, as well as non-Newars. ... The Newars as Gellner (1995) puts it, are “traditional” inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley, and Newar villages exhibiting strong Newar culture is spread all over the valley. Bungamati is one of many such villages scattered around the valley. ... Bungamati is one of the 41 villages in the Lalitpur district, and lies three kilometers southwest of the district. To the North of the village lie villages of Saibu and Khokana. To the south lie villages of Chhampi and Dukuchhap, to the east Nakhu River and to the west lies the Bagmati River." Quelle: http://www.univisjon.no/eden/images/bunga.pdf (S. 28+51)

 

Buddhist stupa of Bauddhanath
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
Buddhist stupa of Swayambhu
Buddhist stupa of Swayambhu
Buddhist stupa of Swayambhu
Buddhist stupa of Swayambhu
Buddhist stupa of Swayambhu
Durbar Square of Kathmandu
Durbar Square of Kathmandu
Durbar Square of Patan
Durbar Square of Patan
Durbar Square of Patan
Durbar Square of Patan