nuwakot palace entrance gate (nepal)


Nuwakot was once the capital of the Kathmandu Valley in the days before the unification of Nepal.­

Now Nuwakot is a sleepy village with an old Palace and a few Temples, perched on a hill top.­

For more info about Nuwakot, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Nuwakot,_­Bagmati.

entrance gate nuwakot durbar road saat taale durbar

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.­