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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Nepal

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A: kathmandu patan kafe

di andrey air_man, meno di 10 metri di distanza

kathmandu patan kafe

B: The Erotic Carvings at Jagannarayan Temple

di Arroz Marisco, 50 metri di distanza

Dedicated to Narayan, one of the many incarnations of the supreme diety of Vishnu in Hinduism, the te...

The Erotic Carvings at Jagannarayan Temple

C: Patan Durbar Square

di Justin Imhoff, 70 metri di distanza

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Patan Durbar Square is probably one of the oldest Buddhist cities in th...

Patan Durbar Square

D: Goldentemple

di Bikash Khadge | www.bikashkhadge.com.np | Bikash Ya Kipa, 220 metri di distanza

Patan Golden Temple (Kwa Bahal), built in the 12th Century by King Bhaskar Verma, is located just nor...

Goldentemple

E: Kathmandu Patan

di andrey air_man, 1.1 km di distanza

Kathmandu Patan

F: Kathmandu Patan2

di andrey air_man, 1.1 km di distanza

Kathmandu Patan2

G: Kathmandu kafe "new orleans"

di andrey air_man, 3.1 km di distanza

Kathmandu kafe "new orleans"

H: Kathmandu Tamel

di andrey air_man, 3.1 km di distanza

Kathmandu Tamel

I: Bhaktapur Kathmandu Nepal

di Yasuhiro Ichikawa, 3.1 km di distanza

Bhaktapur Kathmandu Nepal

J: Kathmandu kafe "new orleans"2

di andrey air_man, 3.1 km di distanza

Kathmandu kafe "new orleans"2

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Nepal

Questa è una vista generale di Nepal

Nepal lies between India and China and it contains Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The Himalayas here are pretty rugged terrain.

The first civilizations here date to 600 BC in the Kathmandu valley, where the capital is now located. According to Buddhist tenets, the Buddha was born here in 563 BC, incarnating as Prince Siddhartha Gautama and leading the world to enlightenment through liberation from suffering. Many small temples and shrines like this one exist for Buddhists to stop and offer prayers.

Early support of Buddhism gradually gave way to Hinduism and today Nepal is the world's only Hindu monarchy. The kingdom of Nepal was united in 1768 by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who fled the Moghul invasions of India. Soon after that there was a period of conflict with the British East India Company leading to a treaty recognizing the independence of Nepal -- in 1923!

After WWII Nepal was ruled by monarchy but it arrived at the 1990's split by an official ban on political parties. Intense protest by the pro-democracy movement and the Maoist guerrilla Communist movement led to free elections in 1991, only to be followed by violence between the Nepalese government and Maoist guerillas.

Since the turn of the millennium there have been several important steps taken in the peace process, including a new Constitution for Nepal and a cease fire agreement with the rebels. A compromise government was achieved whereby a Maoist was elected prime minister without his taking control of the armed forces of the country.

At the time of this writing it has been one week since the compromise government has collapsed. We offer our hopes that the citizens and government of this beautiful country will come to a peaceful agreement soon.

Text by Steve Smith.

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