We've already introduced you to the tangy deliciousness of Bhaktapur curd (link) and to the racy carvings of the animal sex temple (link). But what about, you know, that UNESCO World Heritage stuff?
|Hmmm.... let me consult my guidebook.|
[DSM: Nice seatbelt]
[JLM: Nice parasol]
|Hardly anyone there. Heaven.|
|Immediately after this photo was taken: "You got a rupee for me?"|
|A 1000 year old elephant statue really makes for a great jungle gym|
The back streets of Bhaktapur are cobblestoned, peaceful and charming, full of fluttering prayer flags, adorable children and surprising decorations.
Bhaktapur is also known for its pottery and its decorative masks. Clay pots, candlesticks, ashtrays and more are laid out to dry all over the town, but especially centered around Pottery Square (actual name, I think), where huge kilns made of grass are fired up on every corner. We were even invited to try our hand at the pottery wheel.
|Pots are laid out to dry in the sun|
|Two women haggle over the price of a pot|
|Splitting wood for fuel for the kiln fires.|
This looks like a tough job.
|A friendly pottery professional|
|I am really bad at this.|
|We shared a Ghost moment.|
|It was a lot like this. But more Nepali.|
|Trying one of Bhaktapur's famous masks on for size.|
More Bhaktapur photos are available here.