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Nepal and Bhutan, a glimpse


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Daily life at Bodnath stupa in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Népal - 07/02/2008

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Street life in Bakhtapur

Bakhtapur, Népal - 08/02/2008

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A monk in the garden of Kopan buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. Some poor families all over Asia take their children to monasteries so they get education, health care and good nutrition

Kathmandu, Népal - 04/02/2008

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Visitors at the Kumari's house at Kathmandu's Durbar Square

Kathmandu, Népal - 03/02/2008

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Building at Durbar Square in Bakhtapur

Bakhtapur, Népal - 08/02/2008

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Full bus in a traffic jam in Bodnath area, Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, Népal - 07/02/2008

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Street life in Bakhtapur

Bakhtapur, Népal - 08/02/2008

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Street life in Bakhtapur

Bakhtapur, Népal - 08/02/2008

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Punakha Tsechu is a festival held in Punakha Dzong (fortress-monastery) during the celebrations of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. The monks dress as animals, wearing masks, to pray for the prosperity and goodness in the new year. Many different dances represent different circumstances that are desirable for the new year

Punakha, Bhoutan - 13/02/2008

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Locals from the Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement at the Gutor festival celebrated in Janghup Choling monastery, a Tibetan celebration to exorcise and burn all the bad luck for the New Year.

Hyangja, Népal - 05/02/2008

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Young monks as they watch Punakha Tsechu, a festival held in Punakha Dzong (fortress-monastery) during the celebrations of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. The monks dress as animals, wearing masks, to pray for the prosperity and goodness in the new year. Many different dances represent different circumstances that are desirable for the new year. Some poor families take their kids to dzongs and monasteries in order to make sure that they are provided with a good education, health care and nutrition

Punakha, Bhoutan - 13/02/2008

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Ceremony previous to cremation in Pashupatinath center, with the Bagmati river crossing the place. The Bagmati is the largest river of the Kathmandu Valley, and it is considered as sacred as the Ganges or the Benares rivers. The waters of the Bagmati are very polluted due to the wastes thrown in the river, mainly carpets dyes.

Kathmandu, Népal - 08/02/2008

 

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Sleeptime in one of the rooms in MAITI Nepal house in Kathmandu. MAITI is an NGO that rescues girls and their childen from prostitution un Indian brothels

Kathmandu, Népal - 08/02/2008

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Locals from the Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement as they bow down to the Lama performing at the Gutor festival celebrated in Janghup Choling monastery. Gutor is a Tibetan celebration to exorcise and burn all the bad luck for the New Year.

Hyangja, Népal - 05/02/2008

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A butter lamps and incense seller in Bodnath stupa during a blackout in Kathmandu. The Nepali government hasn't paid some of its bills for a long time and now shortage of electricity, gas, petrol and gasoil are daily matters to solve for the inhabitants of the country

Kathmandu, Népal - 04/02/2008

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Lama Luhndup, abbot of the monastery, in the gompa (sacred ceremony room) of Kopan buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. Some poor families all over Asia take their children to monasteries so they get education, health care and good nutrition

Kathmandu, Népal - 04/02/2008

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Street life near a water tank in Bakhtapur

Bakhtapur, Népal - 08/02/2008

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Gas Station in Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang, Bhoutan - 12/02/2008

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Locals at Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement

Hyangja, Népal - 05/02/2008

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Way up to Sarangkot viewpoint, from where it is said that the best sunset in the Himalaya can be seen

Sarangkot, Népal - 06/02/2008

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A monk in Timphu Dzong (fortress-monastery)

Timphu, Bhoutan - 10/02/2008

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The four kings of bhutan

Punakha, Bhoutan - 13/02/2008

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Shadows at the entrance to the goempa (sacred room where buddha and other gurus images and statues are placed), in Timphu Dzong (fortress-monastery)

Timphu, Bhoutan - 10/02/2008

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Monks at religious ceremony in Swoyambunath buddhist stupa in Kathmandu. Some poor families all over Asia take their children to monasteries so they get education, health care and good nutrition

Kathmandu, Népal - 03/02/2008

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Way up to Takshang monastery (Tiger's Nest, on the right). Takshang is believed to be the place where Guru Rimpoche (who introduced Buddhism in the Himalaya) had his retreat.

Takshang monastery, Paro, Bhoutan - 14/02/2008

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Young monk Sacha Dendup (14 y.o.) outside Nalanda Monastery, where he lives since two years ago. Poor people often take their kids to buddhist monasteries. where they are given a good education, health care and nutrition

Nalanda monastery, Bhoutan - 11/02/2008

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Thangka hanging on a wall in the private shrine of a home in Timphu. Thangkas are sacred paintings used for meditation

Timphu, Bhoutan - 10/02/2008

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Two young monks as they cross the provisional bamboo and wood bridge that crosses from the Dzong (fortress-monastery) to Punakha village, on the other side of the river. The old bridge was devastated during floods in 1994. Punakha Dzong (right). Tradition and religion are main features in Bhutanese culture since the very beginning of one's life

Punakha, Bhoutan - 12/02/2008

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Sereh goes down home from Sarangkot viewpoint, 1592 meters high. He has three sons and a daughter and he works as a trekking porter during the high season, from october to december. When there's no work he makes hash and sell it in low amounts.

Sarangkot, Népal - 06/02/2008

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