Reuters

See Bhaktapur, an ancient city on the edge of Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur, an ancient city on the edge of Kathmandu, was once at the center of a trade route between Tibet and India. A myriad of cultures are reflected in its winding roads and architecture. Even today, the ancient city remains largely intact, a testament to history. UNESCO has labeled the city a World Heritage Site. Below, photos of the city.


A woman carries a sleeping child as she walks through a small alley in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu . (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


 gets a bath in a bucket outside his house in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A woman waits for customers at her shop along the streets of Bhaktapur. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A man carrying roosters heads home from a livestock market in the ancient Nepalese city of Bhaktapur. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


People carry an effigy of demon Ghantakarna as another effigy of the demon is burnt to symbolize the destruction of evil, during the Ghantakarna festival in the ancient city of Bhaktapur. According to legend, the demon is believed to "steal" children and women from their homes and localities. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)



 

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Construction workers build affordable housing units.
    Equity

    Why Is 'Affordable' Housing So Expensive to Build?

    As costs keep rising, it’s becoming harder and harder for governments to subsidize projects like they’ve done in the past.

  2. Maps

    Mapping Where Europe's Population Is Moving, Aging, and Finding Work

    Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.

  3. Equity

    The Side Pittsburgh Doesn't Want You to See

    Pittsburgh filmmaker Chris Ivey has spent over twelve years documenting the lives of the people displaced so that the city can achieve its “cool” status.  

  4. Equity

    Seattle Has 5 Big Pieces of Advice for Amazon’s HQ2 Winner

    Being HQ1 has been no picnic.

  5. Transportation

    If You Drive Less Than 10,000 Miles a Year, You Probably Shouldn't Own a Car

    Up to one-quarter of all U.S. drivers might be better off using ride-sharing services instead.