pashupatinath temple - newar windows - intricate wood carving (nepal)

Intricate carved wooden door and windows of the Pashupatinath Temple on Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Nepal)

View another photo of this temple.

This temple, dedicated to Shiva, contains erotic carvings, but unfortunately it was closed,

Newar windows are the elaborately carved wooden windows which are the distinguishing feature of traditional Nepali architecture.­ For more information about Newar windows, en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Newar_­window.

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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Jagannath Road, Bhaktapur 44800, 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.­