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Chyasilin Mandap - Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Nepal)

The octagonal Chyasilin Mandap was one of the finest temple in the square until it was destroyed by the 1934 earthquake.­ It was totally rebuilt in 1990 with a metal frame, using some of the original temple outside components.­

Behind, on the left, the stone built Vatsala Durga Temple.­

On the right side, the brick building is Teleju Chowk, a part of the Royal Palace.­

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
Nepal 247 photos

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.­