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Bhaktapur, Nepal: Reminisces of the past

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Every street and corner of Bhaktapur is a reminder of its Hindu identity

You could well be in another era here — in time when Nepal was made of three Hindu kingdoms. And then suddenly you are shaken out of your reverie by bright signboards telling you that here is an ATM machine and there a tour operator — both very typical of a tourist town well preserved for its day and age. This is how Bhaktapur, an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, is as it stands today. Temples in wood, metal and stone, cobbled pathways and tight alleys leading to old brick houses, it has all the makings of a well preserved heritage that the UNESCO has declared it to be.

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