Historic Kathmandu Valley

Historic Kathmandu Valley

Kings in the three ancient towns of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan were in a competition to see who could have the most beautiful town. One story from this competition is about a pair of curly-haired lion sculptures in Bhaktapur. The Bhaktapur king was so pleased with the first lion that he cut off one hand of the sculptor so that he couldn’t create anything as beautiful for another king. The legend says the one-handed sculptor went on to sculpt the second, matching lion, so the king cut off his other hand!

Lion statue, Bhaktapur
Lion statue, Bhaktapur

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Top Ten Pictures from Tibet

Top Ten Pictures from Tibet

During our trip to Tibet we saw so many beautiful areas. Tibet is very rich in culture, history and interesting architecture. These our our favourite pictures from our trip. 

1. Potala Palace is on a hill overlooking the city of Lhasa. This photo of the majestic building reflecting off a nearby pond is our favourite picture from the trip.  Continue reading “Top Ten Pictures from Tibet”

7 days in Tibet, Part 2 Lhasa & the incredible Potala Palace

7 days in Tibet, Part 2 Lhasa & the incredible Potala Palace

Seeing the majestic Potala Palace in person was awe-inspiring. This large, white complex in Lhasa is an architectural beauty that did not disappoint. After touring other parts of Tibet (see part 1) we finally made it to Lhasa which is the capital of Tibet and the heart of Tibetan Buddhism.  Continue reading “7 days in Tibet, Part 2 Lhasa & the incredible Potala Palace”