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Detail of carved window  
   

Detail of carved window

Example of astonishing craftsmanship inside the Woodcarving Museum
43) Bhaktapur, a city exuding a sense of the past

June 9th 2005
The second day trip which we undertook from Kathmandu brought us to Bhaktapur, the smallest of Kathmandu Valley's three cities, lying some 10km east of Nepal's capital. The city retains a simplicity far removed from the trappings of 21st century life and gives the impression that little has changed there for centuries, that little is set to change and, happily, that it is a city at ease wit ... read more
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Nepalese Flag In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
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