stone elephants at fasidega temple - nepali gurkha army soldiers (nepal)


Nepali Army soldiers between the stone elephants at the Fasidega Temple, on Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Nepal)

If you can identify the exact Division or Brigade of these Nepali soldiers, please post a Comment!

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.

The Nepalese Army is also called Gorkha Army.­ For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gurkha_­Army.

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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.­

Photos of Asian Elephants (Thailand, Vietnam , Laos, Nepal and India)

This series includes live elephants and artistic representations like paintings and sculptures, and Ganesha the Hindu Elephant Deity, or Erawan the mythological three-headed white elephant.­