bhimsen temple - patan durbar square (nepal)

Bhimsen Temple on Durbar Square in Patan (Nepal)

Durbar Square means "the square of the palace".­ This one is in Patan, a Royal city just a few kilometers south of Kathmandu.­

For more info about the Bhimsen Temple, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Patan_­Durbar_­Square#Bhimsen_­Temple.

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Mamaru Galli Patko, Lalitpur 44700, Nepal

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­