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wooden carving decoration - royal palace gate - bhaktapur durbar square (nepal)

Intricate wood carving above the gate of the Royal Palace, on Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Nepal)

This gate is decorated with very old and priceless intricate wood carvings.­

Bhaktapur is one of the Royal Cities of Nepal, located about 10 Km East of Kathmandu.­ For more info about Bhaktapur, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Bhaktapur.

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March 9, 2013
Jagannath Road, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
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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.­

Photos of Nāgas, Snake Deities of Buddhism and Hinduism.­ I took those photos in Thailand and Laos.­

Nāgas are often represented with five, seven or sometimes nine heads.­

For more information about the Nāgas Snakes, please check this Wikipedia page: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­N%c4%81ga