Patan Darbar Square, on the outskirts of Khatmandu. Darbar squares were the center of ancient city states throughout Nepal.
Bhaktapur is a former capital of Nepal, 8km east of Khatmandu. It has the best preserved Palace courtyards in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its temples, and its wood, metal and stone artwork.
Khatmandu, Patan Darbar Square
Thamel region, Khatmandu. Devotees put offerings (including rice) into the mouthes of stone statues of gods. Here, a bird enjoys the offering from the mouth of one statue.