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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Architecture in frame

The city of Bhaktapur, also known as "Bhaktapur Durbar Square," is a museum of mediaeval art and architecture with many specimens of sculpture, woodcarving, and huge pagoda temples dedicated to many gods and goddesses. It is located 15km from Kathmandu. The area is one of the Valley's most stunning architectural showpieces, highlighting Nepal's old arts. The golden effigies of kings sitting atop stone monoliths, the guardian deities peering out from their sanctuaries, and the wood carvings in every location—struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, doorways, and windows—all seem to compose a well-orchestrated symphony.

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Bhaktapur, Nepal
Camera: DMC-G8
Copyright: © Avishek Khatiwara