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Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 Stone chityas each containing a stone lingam (phallus), the symbol of Shiva.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 Avenue of chityas.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 The Vatsala Durga Temple is made of stone and was built in 1672.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 The column of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 Detail from the Chyasilin Mandapa.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 Statue of Phattu, a wrestler, guarding the Nyatapola Temple.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 Singhini, the lion goddess.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 The Dattatraya Temple was built in 1427 from the wood of a single tree.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 The 17th century Bhairabnath Temple.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
 Brass lion guarding the Bhairabnath Temple.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Royal Palace
 The Golden Gate (1754) is the main entrance to the Royal Palace.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Royal Palace
 The Golden Gate is topped by a Geruda and a 16 armed goddess.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Royal Palace
 The building is also known as the 55 window palace.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Royal Palace
 Decorated door.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Pujari Math
 Pujari Math is a 15th century monastery.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bhaktapur
Pujari Math
 The monastery is famous for the Peacock Window.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 Swayambhudnath is a 2000 year old Buddhist temple on a hilltop.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 The complex is reached by a steep staircase.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 The Dorje is a thunderbolt resting on a plynth with the animals of the Tibetan calendar.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Swayambhudnath
 An Indian style shikara and a Tibetan chorten.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Khimti Khola Valley
 Mani stones carved with Tibetan writing.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Khimti Khola Valley
 A cloudy 2705m pass marked by a mani wall.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Tragdobuk Valley
 Tibetan prayer painted on a rock face.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Trakshindo Monastery
 The Trakshindo Monastery is at 2960m.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Lukla
 Lukla has an airstrip at 2827m built by Edmund Hillary in the 1950s.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Dudh Khosi Valley
Ghat
 Mani wall carved with Tibetan writing.
Nepal
Everest Trek
Imja Khola Valley
Tengboche
 Rebuilding the monastery burnt down in 1988.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Hongde
 Buddhist mani stone carved in Tibetan script.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Tibetan Plateau
Braga
 Braga is famous for its elaborately carved mani stones.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 The Muktinath temple complex is set in a garden with streams and a natural gas flame.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 108 fountains with cow shaped heads.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Jhang Khola Valley
Muktinath
 Wooden carvings in the Jiwala Mayi Temple.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Kali Gandaki Valley
Tukche
 The monastery is in the centre of the valley.
Nepal
Annapurna Trek
Kali Gandaki Valley
 Isolated monastery near Larjung.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Rejksmuseum
 Mural on the outside of the Rejksmuseum.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Reiksmuseum
 Rembrandt drawing.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Anne Frank Museum
 Photographs of Anne Frank.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 The Van Gogh Museum features a large collection of paintings by the Dutch artist.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Wheat Field with a Reaper", 1889.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Detail of "Garden with Courting Couples", 1887.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Self-Portrait as an Artist", 1888.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Still Life Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers", 1889. This is one of a series depicting sunflowers.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt)", 1890. This is one of a series of religious paintings in the style of other artists.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Part of Van Gogh's Japanese collection: "The Courtesan (after Eisen)", 1887).
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Still Life Vase with Violet Irises Against a Yellow Background", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Detail of "Almond Blossoms", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Self-Portrait with Felt Hat", 1888.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Chorotega is a historical site.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Chorotega is famous for its petroglyphs.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Large boulders and rocks are covered with geometric patterns.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 The petroglyphs were made by Nahua people.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 The petroglyphs date from 300 BC.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Las Isletas
 Defensive fort.
Nicaragua
Managua
Huellas de Acahualinca
 The footprints were made in soft mud which was then covered by volcanic ash.
Nicaragua
Managua
Huellas de Acahualinca
 Excavated footprints of people running to the lake 10,000 years ago.
Norway
Oslo
 The Viking Museum in Oslo.
Oman
Muscat
Matrah
 Matrah Fort sits on the barren hills that surround the bay.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The entrance to the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Nizwa Fort is a town within the city.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Street scene inside the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The 40m high Round Tower.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Inside the Round Tower.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The main courtyard.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 One of the many rooms in the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The museum.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Bridal trunk in the fort museum.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 The fort was built by Moghul Emperor, Akbar and added to by Jehangir and Shah Jahan.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Tha later additions are made of marble.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Sandstone gateway.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 The Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Marble kiosk.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Many buildings are surrounded by gardens.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 The Pearl Mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 The Hall of Public Audiences.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Decorated doorway.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Decorated palace.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Inlaid marble column.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 Carved screen.
Pakistan
Lahore
 Kim's Gun as mentioned in a Rudyard Kipling story.
Pakistan
Lahore
 Bronze statue of the British Queen, Victoria.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
 The Arjun Singh Sikh Temple is just outside the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
 View of Lahore Fort from the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 Jehangir was the fourth Moghul Emperor.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 One of the four minarets.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 The building dates from 1627.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 Jehangir's cenotaph.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 The tomb of Nur Jahan.
Pakistan
Lahore
 Abandoned Hindu temple.
Pakistan
Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque
 The mosque dates from 1643.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
 Udegram dating from 2000 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
 Alexander The Great took Udegram and Greek coins are common in the area.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 The Swat Valley contains thousands of slate marker cemetaries dating from 1520 to 430 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 The tomb of Khona, an Afghan general who died 900 years ago.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 A pre-Greek fort in the valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 A pre-Greek fort that later became a Buddhist monastery.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 The region was a boundary between Indian Buddhism and Greek culture.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 A Buddhist stupa in Swat Valley which was once a Buddhist stronghold.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 The region is the ancient Gandara, known for its Greek style Buddhas.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
 Butkara (300 BC) is a Buddhist site influenced by Greek culture after the arrival of Alexander The Great.

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