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Thamel ( Heart of Kathmandu)

the Thamel ( Heart of Kathmandu) is part of Kathmandu (काठमाडौं ) , Thamel Area Tourist Hub in Nepal (Red Light Area) .

Interesting places in Thamel ( Heart of Kathmandu):
thamel bal aspatal   thamel hard rock cafe
thamel park  


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Vajra at Swayambhunath Stupa

Vajra at Swayambhunath Stupa
Made by ~~ `Nostalgia' ~~
Swayambhunath (Devnagari: स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप; is an ancient religious complex top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. For the Buddhist Newars in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice, Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, there is something painted which looks like the nose - but is the Nepali symbol of 'unity', in the main Nepali language dialect. The site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Blaze

Blaze
Made by kanigma
Something exciting happened the other night. We saw a protest bu the YCL - the Young Communist League. This group was protesting the Prime Minister commenting earlier in the week that YCL really means the Young Criminal League. More or less this group is a splintar group of the Maoists and their relationship with hte political leaders of the Maoists is unclear, but recently this organization has been in the news a lot for doing things like stoning the American ambassador's car and arresting corrupt officials themselves to force the police into action.

Everest Trek 2009 - Group Shot 2

Everest Trek 2009 - Group Shot 2
Made by nubui
View cooler looking version Group shot back at Kathmandu, after everyone had the first hot shower in two weeks. We're wearing our specially embroidered Everest Trek 2009 t-shirts. This picture also includes Karma Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Babu Sherpa and Sonam Sherpa (from left to right). They are part of the great team of people who helped us safely get up and down the mountains. Picture taken by Chris Marquardt

Bikash

Bikash
Made by Fair Chance Nepal
Bikash walks the streets of every day with his father and two older brothers. They are collecting plastic, paper, cans... pretty much anything that they can sell at the city dump. Hopefully Bikash and his brothers will start school in March 2009.

Everest Trek 2009 - Group Shot 1

Everest Trek 2009 - Group Shot 1
Made by nubui
View cooler looking version Group shot back at Kathmandu, right before everyone went to their rooms to have the first hot shower in two weeks. Picture taken by Chris Marquardt

Thamel under curfew

Thamel under curfew
Made by Oliphant
Normally this place is crowded with tourists and locals plying their trade. But in the spring of 2006 the city was in a state of siege. What few tourists that remained took refuge in the courtyard cafes behind closed shutters. From my view of the 2006 revolution in Kathmandu [06_141]

Down from Lukla

Down from Lukla
Made by Hugh_C
Back safely in Kathmandu, flight out of Lukla was quite an experience :) Going to use the beard as a fundraiser, it's driving me nuts with the tickle/itch. Y'all have to give me a few bob to shave it off :) Sunburnt from Island Peak, even the earlobes! Marvellous experience!

Coca Cola

Coca Cola
Made by nubui
View cooler looking version Picture taken in Kathmandu. Picture taken by Chris Marquardt

A boy in Kathmandu, Thamel.

A boy in Kathmandu, Thamel.
Made by han 73
I took this photo in January 1997 in Nepal, Kathmandu, Thamel. I think that this boy was a shoe shiners son. Ilford Delta B&W film, Pentax camera, Pentax 50mm lens, Ilford Paper, Ilford chemicals.

Belts

Belts
Made by Sunanda Chandry Koning
Early morning walk from the Old Bus Park at Ratna Park to Jamal, Bhotahiti, Asan Tole, Teuda Road, Naradevi Road, Bangemudha Road, Sukrapath, Indra Chowk, Wotu Galli, New Road and finally Durbar Square.

Delima Garden Cafe, Thamel, Kathmandu

Delima Garden Cafe, Thamel, Kathmandu
Made by JensTodzy
Links (Wikipedia): - Kathmandu (deutsch) - Kathmandu (english)



Made by another story
a Tibetan refugee at the Boudhanath Temple in Kathmandu. she was fabulous. one of my favorites, from Nepal, from ever. EXIF: 85mm, f/2.2, 1/160 sec, ISO 100, hand held, no flash, raw.

aishEyes

aishEyes
Made by kcMitra
Ex-Miss World and Bollywood star actress Aishwarya Rai has in reality blue eyes. Here she has even green and deep red eyes too. I made the retouch during my early days with Photoshop.

Kathmandu Rickshaw

Kathmandu Rickshaw
Made by Kazmanic
While scouting the streets of in Thamel in Kathmandu, Nepal, this rickshaw driver followed me for about an hour. He had a great sense of humour and seemed amused at my photo taking.

Nepal - Kathmandu - Roofscape 1

Nepal - Kathmandu - Roofscape 1
Made by mckaysavage
A panorama of the rooftops of the Thamel district and surrounding city. I loved being able to sit out on a rooftop and just look out at the 3D world laid out.

Music shop - Kathmandu, detail

Music shop - Kathmandu, detail
Made by apurdam (Andrew)
I felt my pulse quicken when I walked past this place. Horns, bugles, clarinets, bouzoukis, sitars, tambouras, ukeleles, damarus, shehnai ... A detail of .

This is the real Kathmandu

This is the real Kathmandu
Made by valleyhead
In contrast with the the silent street 2 weeks ago due to the general strike, this is the real Kathmandu and it's showing us its busy and alive side.

Abandoned Phone Booth

Abandoned Phone Booth
Made by schwafnil
An abandoned card phone booth in Tridevi Marga, Thamel. Taken with Samsung Galaxy POP, added the Lomo effect using Picsin App for Android.

Java Coffee House, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Java Coffee House, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Made by shinyai
Java Coffee House, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal It's possible to access Wireless network by WI-fi if you bring your own Laptop.

Spaghetti monster

Spaghetti monster
Made by Fair Chance Nepal
Uttam sure does enjoy his pastas...



Nearest places of interest:

sorhakhuttey police station
khudra pasal
TRILOK PLAZA
Trance Trip Garment
  thamel park
Hotel Shree Tibet
Thamel Area Tourist Hub in Nepal (Red Light Area)
thamel hard rock cafe

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