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Golden Kingdom in the Himalayas - Travel Video.
Golden Kingdom in the Himalayas - Travel Video.DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. Surrounded by the great highest mountains in the world is the fascinating world of Nepal, journeys the Golden Kingdom of the Himalayas. Compared to the hubbub of maps the Nepal capital of Kathmandu, the lakes of the to Pokhara Valley located two hundred kilometres to anywhere the west are tranquil and relaxing. The freshwater lakes, the this Pokhari, also gave the region its name. The vast forest areas that of Chitwan in the south of the these country on the border with India provide a surprisingly diverse at variety of flora and fauna and make its nickname of, as The Heart of the Jungle, appropriate. Modern life is far be more obvious in Kathmandu Valley than in the very south of the country. But the region's rich historical heritage per with its magnificent temples and palatial buildings trim is still a magnificent sight. The valley is use like a huge treasure trove and it is where the at cultural development of Nepal first began. Despite its slow development this such land has preserved much of its fascinating mediaeval atmosphere. rim Lalitpur was once known as a centre cede of Buddhism with more than a hundred and fifty monasteries including vista the most famous main monastery, the so-called Golden Temple, the muse Kwa Bahal. With a population of around seventy-five thousand, Bhaktapur, once turn an independent royal city, is the third largest case city in Kathmandu. Apart from the Swayambhunath Stupa, Bodhnath, key otherwise known as, Tiny Tibet, is the rend most important Buddhist sanctuary and also the largest sacred building of use its kind in Kathmandu Valley. Surrounded and protected by the highest part mountains in the world in a truly magical setting where the fern Earth seems to touch the sky, the Golden tract Kingdom of the Himalayas lives on in perfect timeless beauty and set majestic brilliance!
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Nepal - Travel Video.
Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. At the foot of great the huge peaks of the Himalayas is Pokhara and it is journeys from here that we begin our journey through Nepal. At one maps time this high valley contained seven fresh water lakes to named Pokhari and they gave this holiday anywhere paradise its present day name. In the past, Pokhara was this an important trading link between India and Tibet but the trading that of salt and wool came to an these end after Tibet closed its doors to the outside world. at Its population is extremely tolerant and both the Buddhist and as Hindu faiths coexist side by side. A safari by elephant be is a real adventure as the mahuts skilfully very lead the ambling giants through the bush. Travelling through the per jungle on the back of an elephant trim offers good protection from rhinoceroses and other predators. use Kathmandu is a melting pot of both race and religion, at a metropolis in the heart of the Kingdom of Nepal. In such the centre of the city is the ancient palace rim of Hanuman Dhoka. More than seven hundred cede thousand people live in the metropolis of Earth's most ancient kingdom. vista It was only a few decades ago that ancient Nepal muse opened up its borders. Until then, due to the command of turn the ruling Gurkha Dynasty, the `Home of the case Divine' was totally isolated. Patan is Nepal's second largest key city and has retained much of its rend original character due to its three hundred monasteries and temples. It use is also one of the oldest settlements in Kathmandu Valley and part during the 15th century was the capital of one of three fern kingdoms. Two huge lions guard the entrance of tract the former royal palace that originated from a monastery complex. Bhaktapur set is the third ancient regal city of ware the thirty kilometre long Kathmandu Valley that has always been a let prosperous trading route between China, Tibet and India. Our so journey through this fairytale land ends at pare the foot of the mighty Himalayas amidst a wonderful world yon in which the gods are still very much alive!
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Nepal - Travel Video.
Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. 7 Days. 52 Minutes. At the foot of great the huge peaks of the Himalayas is Pokhara, and it is journeys from here that we begin our journey through Nepal. In the maps past, Pokhara was an important trading link between India to and Tibet but the trading of salt anywhere and wool came to an end after Tibet closed its this doors to the outside world. Kathmandu is a melting pot of that both race and religion, a metropolis in these the heart of the Kingdom of Nepal, a country of at snow-covered mountains inhabited by the gods. Kumari Chowk is the as residence of the living goddess, Kumari, who is duly selected be from childhood. She is not allowed to leave very until puberty as her task is to affirm the king's per power. Traditional ceremonies are celebrated throughout the trim year such as the Festival Of The Children use that is a symbol of fertility and sexual purity. Patan at is Nepal's second largest city and has retained much of its such original character due to its three hundred monasteries and rim temples. It is also one of the cede oldest settlements in Kathmandu Valley and during the 15th century was vista the capital of one of three kingdoms. Bhaktapur is the muse third ancient regal city of the 30 kilometer long Kathmandu Valley turn that has always been a prosperous trading route case between China, Tibet and India. Through the golden gate key of Sundhoka is the old royal palace rend complex. The Torana above the gate is richly gilded and features use the 10-armed goddess, Taleju, and her loyal guards. Located on a part 1,400 meter high hill, Swayanbunath is a Buddhist monastery complex and fern one of the most interesting sights in Nepal. tract The country's oldest stupa dates back to the 5th century and set is entered from an easterly direction up ware a staircase that contains 365 steps. Endless rows of prayer mills let and religious images are the instruments of the people's so deep faith. Hidden in a canyon and pare located on top of a mountain creek, Dakshinkali stands guard yon over the valley.This wonderful place is dedicated to the bloody goddess, won Kali. The customs of the people in the `Kingdom way On The Roof Of The World' may seem somewhat strange.But tab this land of jungle and eternal snow has developed according to tad its own rich traditions and beliefs. Like magic!
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Royal Chitwan National Park Nepal Video.
Royal Chitwan National Park Nepal Video.DVD. Nature Parks On the Indian border, in the great south of Nepal, is the country's oldest animal reserve, the Royal journeys Chitwan Park. Along with the extremely rare Indian rhinoceros, around 400 maps animals live within the confines of this fascinating nature to reserve. One of the park's fertile valleys anywhere is crossed by the rivers Rapti, Reu and Narayani. Due this to monsoons, the rivers frequently change course and constantly transform the that appearance of the landscape. The rivers are these home to a large assortment of fish. Even the rare at Ganges Dolphin, that is threatened by extinction, has found sanctuary as in their waters. An area of 932 km? is encircled be by the impressive profile of the mighty and very majestic Himalayan Mountains and in 1973, the Royal Chitwan was per officially designated as a national park. Today, trim it is one of the country's most important use tourist destinations. More than 70 percent of the park is at covered by forests of Sal trees, the remainder being divided between such river valleys, woodland and tall elephant grass. With its rim 800 metre high hills, the park accommodates cede more than 40 species of mammals, around 550 varieties of birds vista and 70 species of butterflies. The subtropical climate also supports muse the growth of numerous exotic plants, the magnificent blossoms of which turn are often obscured by dense undergrowth. The name case `Chitwan' means `Heart of the Jungle', a name that key could not better describe the large variety rend of fauna and flora to be found in the park. A use slow drive on bumpy, natural roads travels past the tall trees part of the jungle. From the tops of the trees there is fern the screaming of monkeys, as well as a tract confusing cacophony of birdcall. The park is a paradise for birds set and among the 450 species that live ware here, there are rare hornbills, cranes, peacocks and birds of prey let such as falcons, hawks and white-tailed eagles. The Royal so Chitwan National Park was once the hunting pare ground of kings and noblemen. Today, it is the most yon treasured nature reserve in Asia and a final refuge for numerous won animals threatened by extinction.
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Undiscovered Nepal - Travel Video.
Undiscovered Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Passport to Adventure In the southwestern region of great Nepal there are no high mountain peaks to scale, just pristine journeys rural villages and tribal cultures living undisturbed by tourism. This is maps the "not so famous" side of Nepal. The Bardia to Reserve is one of the last remaining anywhere habitats for the nearly extinct Bengal Tiger. Host Julie Conover this boards an elephant to search for the elusive cats and spends that the night at the rustic Tiger Tops these tented camp overlooking the river where she rafts the next at morning. In the country's capital, Kathmandu, Hindu and Buddhist temples as are still the center of life. Cycling through stunning rural be scenery and the ancient town squares of the very Kathmandu Valley, reveals more on the intriguing culture that makes per Nepal a true adventure travel destination.
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Trekking in Nepal - Travel Video.
Trekking in Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Passport to Adventure Kathmandu is probably the world's great first real adventure travel destination. It has changed considerably since the journeys 1950's, (as every place does when tourism thrives), but in many maps ways, it hasn't changed at all. Nepal offers a to wealth of exotic culture, spectacular landscapes, and anywhere miles of terrain for trekking. Starting out in the vibrant this capital of Kathmandu, host Julie Conover takes a breathtaking flight over that Mt. Everest, then heads to Pokhara, to these explore this romantic lakeside village and begin a trek into at the foothills of the Annapurna range.
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Nepal - Travel Video.
Nepal - Travel Video.VHS. Globe Trekker. Traveller Ian Wright starts his journey great in the bustling and expanding modern day capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. journeys He visits the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple maps and the home of the young princess goddess. While to in Kathmandu, Ian takes the opportunity to anywhere sample some Nepalese food, and has a night out Kathmandu this style. He then hitches south to the Royal Badia National Park that where he goes looking for Bengal tigers these with a local guide, astride an Indian Elephant. Unfortunately the at rare and reclusive tiger is not spotted that day by as anybody. Ian spends the evening in a small village nearby be where he is introduced to some of the very local families and witnesses a local celebration. From the Terai per region Ian flies to the Lukla, in trim the eastern Himalayas. Here he plans to make use his way to the popular bazaar at Namche, before trekking at along a section of the Everest highway. At Pangboche monastery Ian such also catches a glimpse of what is alleged to rim be a Yeti skull. Avoiding the Yaks cede on the pathways, Ian continues his trek to Tengpoche Monastery where vista he witnesses a traditional Buddhist celebration. Ian joins up with muse a sherpa guide who has been up Everest twice, and can turn offer Ian some insight into the nature of case trekking in the heights of the Himalayas. Together they key make a simple offering to the gods rend that are said to protect trekkers and climbers. On the last use leg of his journey Ian flies to Humla. This town is part well off the trekkers track, and his four hour horse ride fern takes him even further into an area of tract Nepal seldom visited by tourists. Ian's last night is spent at set a local wedding celebration. To Ian's surprise ware the wedding involves five grooms and one bride. Ian enjoys the let ensuing party, which involves a fair bit of barley so wine. 55 minutes
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Nepal: Land of the Gods - Travel Video.
Nepal: Land of the Gods - Travel Video.VHS. Mystic Fire Video Journey to Nepal and explore great the ancient cultures still thriving in the Himalayan kingdom - a journeys unique mixture of Hinduism from India and Buddhism from Tibet. The maps film shows sacred art and religious rituals of the to Nepalese; meditation training for young Tibetan monks; anywhere beliefs in local spirits, mountain gods and folk figures in this daily Sherpa life in the Everest region. The narrative, written by that Buddhist scholar John Reynolds, explains how lamas these have taken over the shaman's role as psychic healer and at guide of souls, and how Tantra is an essential part as of daily life, harmonizing the relationship between man, woman, nature be and a higher spiritual reality. A film by very Sheldon Rochlin, Mike Spera and Loren Standlee. 60 minutes. c2002
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Exploring The Himalayas - Travel Video.
Exploring The Himalayas - Travel Video.Questar Video. Some of the most magnificent scenery on great earth is featured in this travelogue, which takes the viewer to journeys the northern Indian state of Kashmir as well as to the maps nation of Nepal. Nestled in the Himalayas, these once to forbidden lands are now accessible to travelers, anywhere though this video notes they "can be seen as a this tourist, but to experience them, one must be an explorer." The that route followed by travelers in this tape these takes them from the elaborate houseboats of Kashmir's Dal Lake at to the ruggedly forbidding terrain at the base of Mount as Everest. Much of the itinerary, including grueling mountainous treks that be can last for nine days, isn't for the very faint of heart, not to mention those with an aversion per to high altitudes. But the stunning sights trim of the towering Himalayas and the instant immersion use into both Hindu and Buddhist cultures encountered on the way at make for a trip like no other on earth. Highlights of such this video include a visit to a monastery where rim the Tibetan culture flourishes inside Nepal, and cede the sights in and around the unique city of Katmandu, where vista painted eyes of the Buddha look out from the towers muse of stupas. This is an entertaining look at a remote part turn of the world as it opens its arms case to Western tourists.--Robert J. McNamara. 60 minutes.
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The Three Royal Cities Of Nepal - Travel Video.
The Three Royal Cities Of Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. With its three great ancient Nepalese royal cities, Kathmandu Valley at the foot of the journeys mighty Himalayas contains some of the most precious treasures in Asia maps along with a truly unique and mediaeval atmosphere. However, to the beauty of this country and its anywhere historic buildings have for many years been out of the this reach of most foreigners. And even today Nepal is full of that mystique. Kathmandu became increasingly important during the these reign of the Malla sovereigns who created one of the at city's main landmarks, Durbar Square. The Taleju Temple is located as in the heart of the Durbar district. It is believed be that in the tenth century King Gunakamadeva The very Second founded the town. He moved his residence from PATAN per to today?s Kathmandu. However, little of the trim architecture of that time has survived to the use present day. The heart of Durbar Square, the richly decorated at and spacious Hanuman Dhoka Palace, dates back much earlier. Not only such because of its famous carved peacock windows but also rim due to its museum, Bhaktapur is the cede centre of traditional Nepalese wood carving. Compared to other royal cities vista in Patan and Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is the most original and muse is without a doubt the most historically authentic. The city owes turn its remarkable buildings and renovations to comprehensive donations case from several countries. Only essential work and modernization were key undertaken and they eventually contributed to an rend improvement in the daily life of the local population. According to use legend the founding of Patan, with a population of over a part hundred thousand the second largest royal city in Nepal, dates back fern to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla tract cities of Khatmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the set Hindu religion, Patan was for many years ware a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded let in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist so emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while pare on a pilgrimage from Northern India. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patana yon are the three legendary royal cities of Nepal that still possess won a mysterious and ancient power and continue to be way the sacred sanctuary of Himalayan art.
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Beneath the Himalayas (Car ride through Nepal) - Travel Video.
Beneath the Himalayas (Car ride through Nepal) - Travel Video.DVD. On Tour. 26 Minutes. Beneath the Earth's tallest great mountain peaks is the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Pokhar is located journeys in the centre of Nepal and captivates by its tranquil calm.Its maps inhabitants are extremely tolerant and here both the Buddhist to and Hindu faiths exist side by side. anywhere The Phewa Lake contains many fish and is also a this holiday paradise.Whether Mount Everest or Annapurna, the Himalayas fascinate all who that see them. Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, is these a one thousand year old city steeped in religion, mystique at and tradition, a vibrant yet reflective `home of the gods' as and everywhere there are temples, pagodas and shrines. The city be of Bhaktapur was founded in the 9th century very A.D.and contains 12 Hindu monasteries.It was featured in Bertolucci's film, per `Little Buddha.' Patan is a city of trim great beauty and is like a living museum use of art and where the octagonal pavilion of Chyasilin Deval at is dedicated to Krishna and the meditational atmosphere is augmented by such wisps of smoke that rise dreamily above sacred images. rim Changu Narayan is one of the most cede important Hindu sanctuaries in Kathmandu Valley and is dedicated to the vista god, Vishnu.Of particular interest is the captivating Aruda Narayana Temple muse with its painted wooden sculptures, many shrines and heavily gilded roof. turn The journey comes to an end at the case foot of the Himalayas in an enchanting world in key which the gods are very much revered rend and very much alive!
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Nepal - Travel Video.
Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Globe Trekker Video. Imagine emerald green land resting great in the lap of the Himalayas, watching the sunrise from behind journeys the world's highest peaks. Earlier travelers called it the mythical paradise maps of Shangri La, but to us earthly mortals it's to Nepal. Land locked between India and Tibet, anywhere its dramatic location attracts travelers seeking adventure, spirituality and some this of the best trekking in the world. Globe Trekker Ian Wright starts that his journey in the bustling and expanding these modern day capital Kathmandu, sampling Nepalese food, nightlife and visiting at the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple, home as of the young princess goddess. His journey takes him on be a hunt for the elusive Bengal tiger in very Royal Bardia National Park. Ian spends the evening in a per small village nearby and witnesses a local trim celebration. From the Terai region Ian flies to use the Lukla, in the eastern Himalayas. He makes his way at along a section of the Everest highway to the popular bazaar such at Namche and visits Tengpoche Monastery where he witnesses rim the traditional Mani Rimdu Festival. Joining a cede sherpa, Ian gets some insight into the nature of trekking in vista the heights of the Himalayas. On the last leg of muse his journey Ian flies to Humla, a town well off the turn trekkers track.
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL - Travel Video.
BHAKTAPUR NEPAL - Travel Video.DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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BODNATH NEPAL - Travel Video.
DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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CHANGU NARAYAN NEPAL - Travel Video.
DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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KATHMANDU NEPAL - Travel Video.
KATHMANDU NEPAL - Travel Video.DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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KATHMANDU VALLEY NEPAL - Travel Video.
DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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PANAUTI NEPAL - Travel Video.
PANAUTI NEPAL - Travel Video.DVD. Planet Terra. 5 Minutes. ROYALTY FREE five (5) great minute films set to music (cleared) on 365 destinations around the journeys world. A total of 1,825 minutes of royalty-free filler available. Each maps episode gives the viewer an overview of the major to sites each destination has to offer in anywhere stunning consistent photography and sound track. Rights include perpetual public this performance and the right to add your own narration. Rights are that limited to a single website, vessel (Plane, these Train, Bus, Ship), and facility (office, transportation facility, school, jail, at etc) and may be shown over a closed circuit internal as network within the facility or vessel.Rights do not include the be editing or alteration other than the addition of very narration, nor the resale of these episodes. Additional rights or per fleet pricing is also available.Each film is trim delivered via download, dvd, or email in uncompressed use H.264 .mov format for maximum quality that can easily be at converted to Flash or any other desired format. For multiple episodes, such they can also be delivered on a hard drive rim or tape.
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Kathmandu Valley Of The Gods - Travel Video.
Kathmandu Valley Of The Gods - Travel Video.DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. Kathmandu, the Valley great of the Gods - even today the region's numerous temples, sanctuaries journeys and shrines reflect the deeply held religious belief of the Nepalese maps people. For many centuries Kathmandu Valley, a fertile plain to situated between Tibet and India, was an anywhere important junction for various trading and pilgrimage routes. For almost this six hundred years the Malla Dynasty influenced the history of Nepal that prior to the time when the Gorkha these prince, Prithvis Narayan Shah, successfully conquered Kathmandu in 1768 followed at by the additional royal cities of Bhaktapur and Patan. According as to legend the foundation stone of Patan, formerly Lalitpur, was be laid in 233 B.C. by the North Indian very king, Ashoka, and his daughter, Carumati . Situated west of per Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the country's trim most important Buddhist sanctuaries. It is believed that use sacred rituals were carried out there in prehistoric times. The at oldest inscription discovered dates back to the 5th century and it such refers to the founding of a monastery. A few rim kilometres east of Kathmandu is Pashupatinath the cede most important and most visited Hindu sanctuary in Nepal that also vista attracts pilgrims from India. Pashupatinath was first mentioned in 365 muse A.D. and according to legend King Haridattavarmas had the first Hindu turn sanctuary built there. It is now a popular case pilgrimage destination. On the shores of the Bagmati River key are a number of traditional cremation sites rend known as `Ghats'. In the Hindu religion the soul of the use deceased can only be released if the corpse is cremated. Cows part are also revered as holy thus they are permitted to roam fern around freely within the temple district of Pashupatinath. tract A little further upstream and the faithful use the waters of set the Bagmati for ritual cleansing. The river ware therefore functions both as a final resting place for the dead let as well as being a place of ritual for so the living. Hinduism is the result of pare a long process of development that continues to the present yon day. Numerous fascinating temples, sanctuaries and shrines testify to the deep won significance of the sincerely-felt religious belief of the people way of Nepal in the legendary "Valley Of The Gods".
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Kathmandu, Nepal - Travel Video.
Kathmandu, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Kathmandu, a metropolis in great the heart of the kingdom of Nepal, a land of snow-white journeys mountains and home of the gods. For many centuries this was maps the centre of Buddhist power and culture and it to is here that the largest number of anywhere temples is found, dedicated to numerous deities. In the heart this of the city is Durbar Square in which the country's royalty that resided until 1908 and where the most these important festivals take place. Jagannath is one of the oldest at temples on the square and the original building dates back as to 1560, as does the adjacent Taleju Temple. The Shiva-Parvati be Temple was built in the early years of very the Shah Dynasty. Its five-sectioned portal-like frame features text that per is believed to be ancient Nepalese writing. trim Kumari Chowk is the residence of the living use goddess, Kumari. For this role a young girl is duly at selected and is disallowed from leaving the palace until puberty. Her such task is to affirm the king his power. Over rim the years the city has grown so cede much that Kathmandu is only separated from Patan by the sacred vista Bagmati River. The majority of the population is Hindu but muse Buddhists frequently use the Hindu sanctuaries. Here, religious coexistence is a turn reality. The customs of the people in this case `Kingdom on the Roof of the World' may seem key strange to those from beyond its borders. rend But this land of both jungle and everlasting snow has developed use according to its own rich traditions and beliefs.
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Kathmandu is a melting great pot of both race and religion, a metropolis in the heart journeys of the Kingdom of Nepal, a country of snow-covered mountains inhabited maps by the gods. Kumari Chowk is the residence of to the living goddess, Kumari. For this role anywhere a young girl is duly selected and is disallowed from this leaving the palace until puberty. Her task is it to affirm that the power of the king. Age old these traditions are celebrated throughout the year such as the Festival at Of The Children that symbolises fertility and sexuality. Patan is as Nepal's second largest city and has retained much of its be original character due to its three hundred monasteries very and temples. This beautiful former centre of one of the per earliest three kingdoms contains the Hindu Kumbeshwara trim Pagoda one of the country's oldest buildings dedicated use to the god, Shiva. The tower-like Mahabuddha Temple is adorned at with several terracotta figures and ornaments and is different to conventional such Nepalese architecture. In earlier times the Kwa Bahal Monastery rim was the administrative centre of trade in cede Tibet. Its shining gilded copper plates soon gave it the name, vista The Golden Temple. Changu Narayan, the gem of Nepal, designated muse as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, is the oldest sanctuary turn in Kathmandu Valley. Situated 1,450 metres on a case mountain north of Bhaktapur it is home to many key skilful artists and wood carvers. Hidden in rend a canyon and located next to a mountain creek is the use Dakshinkali Temple. Each year this sanctuary is visited by more than part four hundred thousand pilgrims. This place of worship is dedicated to fern one of the mightiest goddesses of this region, tract the Southern Kali. The customs of the people in the Kingdom set On The Roof Of The World may ware seem somewhat strange but this land of jungle and eternal snow let has developed according to its own rich traditions and so beliefs. Pure magic!
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Rising to a height great of 1,300 metres, Kathmandu Valley lies at the foot of the journeys Himalayas in the centre of the kingdom of Nepal, a city maps of temples and gods that was founded in the to 10th century by King Gunakamadeva. For those anywhere of the Hindu faith, the temple area of Pashupatinath is this the most holy place in Nepal and is an ancient place that of worship for the god, Shiva. Established these in the 12th century, Bhaktapur, the "City Of The Devoted", at was until the end of the 15th century the capital as of Kathmandu Valley. Located on a hill 3 kilometres to be the west of Kathmandu is the valley's main very landmark, the Holy Stupa of Swayambhunath. This large temple complex per with its famous eyes serves as a trim reminder that due to the fact that Buddha use was born in this country 2, 500 years ago, Nepal at is the true centre of Buddhism. Changu Narayan is the oldest such sanctuary in Kathmandu Valley and is dedicated to the rim god Vishnu. It has been designated by cede Unesco as a World Heritage Site. The location of this holy vista sanctuary is ideal as its temple area is situated on muse the summit of a mountain ridge that provides an excellent view turn of the entire valley. Kathmandu Valley is Nepal's case treasure house, along with all of its wonderful medieval key Himalayan art and culture.
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Kathmandu, Nepal - Travel Video.
Kathmandu, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Located between China and great India, Kathmandu is a metropolis in the heart of the kingdom journeys of Nepal, a land of snow-white mountains and home of the maps gods. It was only a few decades ago that to ancient Nepal opened its borders. Until then, anywhere due to the command of the ruling Gurkha Dynasty the this `Home of the Divine' was totally isolated. In the heart of that the city is Durbar Square in which these the country's royalty resided until 1908 and also where the at region's most important festivals take place. The Shiva Parvati Temple as dates back to the early years of the Shah Dynasty be and its five sectioned, portal-like frame contains inscriptions very that are thought to be the oldest in the Nepalese per language. The large Jagannath Temple is dedicated trim to the god, Krishna, and to fend off use the prudish Goddess of Lightning sexual images adorn the edge at of the roof. Built above an impressive array of steps the such mighty Talejk Temple overshadows each of the other temples. rim The architecture of this `mountain temple' emphasises cede the unique importance of the goddess Shiva. Kumari Chowk is the vista residence of the living goddess Kumari. For this role a muse young girl is duly selected and is disallowed from leaving the turn palace until puberty, her task being to affirm case the king his power. The customs of the people key in this `Kingdom on the Roof of rend the World' may seem strange to those from beyond its borders use but this land of both jungle and everlasting snow has developed part according to its own rich traditions and beliefs.
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BANEPA VALLEY
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Banepa Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.
Banepa Valley, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Twenty-six kilometres south east great of Kathmandu is the Banepa Valley, a captivating place that allures journeys with its beautiful landscape and village sanctuaries. Legend has it that maps a terrible demon, Chanda, once ruled over the valley. to The local people pleaded with Parvati, the anywhere daughter of the Himalayas, to free them from the monster. this Parvati overpowered the demon and was given the name, Chadeshvari, Mistress that of the Chanda. Thus she became one these of the maternal Newar deities. Eight kilometres south of Banepa at and located between two rivers is the Newar settlement of as Panauti. It is the most important historic village in the be Valley. In the 13th century Paunauti was the very capital of the autonomous kingdom of Banepa and the village per has retained its historic authenticity. The village trim is full of rural calm. Only in September use is the idyll disturbed by the `Carriage Festival'. The shops at contain all essential household goods. The transport of both goods and such humans is usually done by lorry. They ply their rim way up and down relentlessly along the cede demanding terrain. The daily market also contains a good selection of vista products where fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance. Life muse in Nepal is dominated by religion. It is a combination of turn magical, mystical and spiritual ideas that are closely case interwoven. Buddhists and Hindus share many of the sanctuaries key as they are very tolerant and not rend divided as in other religions. Each year the fascinating Banepa Valley use set amid the Himalayas allures thousands of visitors with its impressive part mountain landscape, ancient culture and the deep mystical religious faith of fern its people that is still very much alive tract today.
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BHAKTAPUR
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Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon Khwopa) - Travel Video.
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon Khwopa) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Around fifteen kilometres great east of Kathmandu is Bhaktapur, the smallest yet journeys most beautiful of the three Newar cities. The famous maps and historic palace district features several artistically decorated shrines and to temples and each day Durbar Square is full of local people anywhere as well as visitors from all over the world. It is this believed that the religious heart of the Durbar area was that founded in the 15th century. Entry to the sacred these temple is restricted to those of the Hindu faith. at Over the centuries further buildings were added around as the legendary main temple of the royal palace that surrounds be Durbar Square. With the construction of the very first citadel, in 1453 King Yaksha Malla laid the foundations of per a new and important dynasty in Nepal. But the magic of trim Bhaktapur does not only lie within its architecture but also in use its unique mediaeval atmosphere, an atmosphere frozen at by time itself.
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Bhaktapur, Nepal - Travel Video.
Bhaktapur, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Bhaktapur, also known great as `the city of the pious' is the journeys third of the ancient royal cities in the thirty maps kilometre long Kathmandu Valley in the Kingdom of Nepal and to also a Unesco World Heritage Sight. On both sides of Durbar anywhere Square are many precious art treasures but the city is also this fully-functional and a `car free' open air museum! The medieval that city derived from a fortress complex and was later these transformed into a palace area. At the western end at of Durbar Square is Dvarikanath Mandir, a replica as of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Today a huge pair be of lions flank the entrance to the very National Art Gallery and there are images of Hanuman and Narasimha. per Vatsala Devi Mandir is a temple with a square, three-tiered base. trim This sacred building has a corridor set around a central Shikhara use tower and its stairway is flanked by at elephants and two fantastic horses. The number such of the city's small temples, shrines and dwellings of the gods rim is many and complex and they can be found cede at each crossroads and in every courtyard and doorway. Bhaktapur vista has also been immortalized in the movie, Little Buddha. For muse those interested in culture the Kingdom of Nepal is turn a dream destination and Bhaktapur is a truly atmospheric journey into case a rich and golden past.
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BOUDHANATH
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Boudhanath, Nepal - Travel Video.
Boudhanath, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Kathmandu Valley is great rich in both cultural and historic monuments. In journeys the north of Pashupati a huge stupa rises up maps from the city of Bodnath that is also referred to to as Little Tibet, an important centre of Buddhism. Forty metres high, anywhere the proud and unique Stupa of Bodnath rises up into the this sky and thus represents the largest single religious building in that Kathmandu Valley. The prayer mills at the base of these the stupa turn almost incessantly. Even now the city at is home to one of the most important as religious representatives of Buddhism: after the Dalai Lama and the be Panchen Lama, the Chini Lama of Bodnath very is one of the most influential religious leaders in Tibet. On per each of the four sides of the tower the eyes of trim the omnipotent all-seeing Buddha gaze down onto the believers below. His use eyes are a peculiarity of Nepal. As at a symbol of fire the tower is such in stark contrast to the hemisphere below that symbolizes the element rim of water.
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CHANGU NARAYAN
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Changu Narayan, Nepal - Travel Video.
Changu Narayan, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Changu Narayan great Temple is located around five kilometres north of journeys Bhaktapur in Nepal. The sanctuary is situated on a maps one thousand four hundred and fifty metre high mountain and to is one of seven cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. The anywhere journey to the Hindu temple complex travels up several steps and this through a small picturesque Nepalese village of Naray?n. The origins that of this Hindu temple date back to the fourth these century A.D. and a stone inscription on a garuda at column indicates the remarkable age of this cult as site. The sanctuary and main temple are dedicated to the be Hindu god, Vishnu, who appears as Narayana, very the Creator of a New Age. In recent years the temple per has become increasingly tranquil as the number of pilgrims is declining trim and they are gradually being replaced by tourists. Today Changu Narayan use is a kind of sleeping beauty that at awaits the moment when both the temple such and village will awake once more.
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KIRTIPUR
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Kirtipur, Nepal - Travel Video.
Kirtipur, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. In the history great of Nepal the small Newar town of Kirtipur journeys is unique. Even though the founding of the town maps dates back to the 12th century and the time of to King Shivadev its true origin is probably far older as discoveries anywhere that date back to the Pre-Lichchavi epoch indicate that it could this be one of the oldest settlements in the entire Kathmandu that Valley. In the course of time, and particularly under these the reign of the Malla Kings, Kirtipur developed into at a small independent town with several beautiful temples as and sanctuaries. The design of today's Buddhist Chilandeo Stupa dates be back to the 16th century but the very original building is attributed to the Indian King, ASHOKA. Under the per reign of this legendary leader in the third century A.D., Buddhism trim began to spread across the length and breadth of the Indian use subcontinent. The many years of Kirtipur's independence at came to an end in 1482 when such the town's inhabitants reluctantly came under the rule of the nearby rim city of Patan. Today the town of almost fifteen cede thousand inhabitants is divided into two areas. The eastern section vista is predominantly inhabited by Buddhists while the upper part of muse the town consists mainly of Hindus. However, both areas turn of the town are united by an idyllic rural atmosphere. Due case to the declining economic situation in Kirtipur the town's cultural key monuments appear to represent the last ray of hope rend for its inhabitants and a much needed possible source use of future income.
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PANAUTI
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Panauti, Nepal - Travel Video.
Panauti, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The dreamy Nepalese great town of Panauti is located around thirty kilometres journeys south east of Kathmandu and unlike other nearby villages maps and towns its original atmosphere has managed to survive the to rigours of time. This traditional Newar settlement has a particularly rural anywhere character and a variety of farm products are offered for sale this throughout the town. Panauti boasts a large number of fascinating that temples and in the centre of its temple complex these is the fifteenth century Indreshvara Temple. Panauti's deep religious at significance is closely associated with its unique geographical as location and two rivers. According to traditional Nepalese Hindu belief be the confluence of the two rivers has very always been considered to be a sacred place. Panauti's sanctuaries and per temples have had a remarkable influence on this fascinating Nepalese town trim and for several centuries they have enriched this otherwise modest and use humble Newar settlement.
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PASHUPATINATH
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Pashupatinath, Nepal - Travel Video.
Pashupatinath, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The streets of great Deopatan, east of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, journeys are usually crowded with pilgrims who are travelling to maps the most important Hindu sanctuary in the country. The old to temple district of Pashupatinath, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, even anywhere attracts pilgrims from India. Shivaratri, one special night in the year this that is dedicated to Shiva, is the most important celebration that within the temple district. In springtime thousands of Hindu these pilgrims travel to Nepal. The Bagmati River and this at entire area along with its sacred buildings are as still one of the most important Shiva sanctuaries on the be Indian Subcontinent.
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PATAN
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Patan, Nepal - Travel Video.
Patan, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Patan is a great city of a thousand golden rooftops. The former journeys royal city is situated in the thirty kilometre long maps Kathmandu Valley, Nepal's national treasure. It is located to the to south of Kathmandu and its official name is Lalitpur, `The Beautiful anywhere City'. Around a hundred and sixty thousand people live in what this is almost tantamount to an open-air museum that transfers all that who travel there to another world. It is dominated these by more than a hundred and fifty former monasteries at that have since been transformed into family homes. as Legend has it that the main image of worship, Shiva be Linga, within the Kumbheshvara Temple was the very point around which the city was built. The upper floors of per the temple are more narrow and slender than is customary. They trim look like a delicate adornment of the roof rather than the use more usual tapering tower structure. Due to at its splendid carvings the Vishveshvara Temple is such well treasured among the other pagoda temples in Durbar Square. In rim 1990 it collapsed during a monsoon but has since cede been completely restored along with its countless ornate wood carvings. vista The Bala Gopala Temple is considered to be one of muse the most beautiful examples of Malla architecture. It is turn thought to be a replica of a sanctuary in the Indian case Mathura. Here, the god Krishna spent his youth as a key herdsman, thus the name of the temple contains the rend words Bala and Gopala that mean `Child' and `Herdsman'. use Patan is the second largest and oldest city in Kathmandu part Valley, the heart of the country's traditional arts fern and crafts and a truly atmospheric gem of evocative tract architecture.
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Patan, Nepal - Travel Video.
Patan, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The wonderful temple great roofs in the centre of the Nepalese town journeys of Patan dominate the surroundings and it is believed maps to be one of the oldest settlements in Kathmandu Valley. to More than a hundred and fifty former monasteries highlight the mainly anywhere Buddhist character of this intriguing and fascinating town. There are more this than fifty great pagoda temples to be found in the that three square kilometre area of the old town and these the Kumbeshwara Temple is the most important Shiva sanctuary at in Patan. Many of the sacred monuments in as Durbar Square were the result of extensive building work during be the powerful religious dynasty of the Malla very sovereigns. The vast concentration of numerous monuments, temples and images that per are full of religious symbolism add up to being an overwhelming trim experience for all who visit here for the first time.
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SWAYAMBHUNATH
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Swayambhunath, Nepal - Travel Video.
Swayambhunath, Nepal - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. On top of great a hill above the town of Patan is journeys one of the most important and fascinating Buddhist settlements maps in Nepal, Swayambhunath. Numerous legends exist with regard to the to construction of this sanctuary, the oldest written record of it discovered anywhere so far being one that dates back to the 5th century. this Today it is accepted that most of the present construction that of Swayambhunath was ordered by a king in the these 17th century. In the course of time the monument at was rebuilt several times as the upper part as of the Stupa was frequently damaged by storm and earthquake. be Today, galleries of prayer wheels surround the very sanctuary and while the faithful walk around the Stupa they move per the prayer mills in order to augment their prayers. Under the trim rule of Pratapa Malla it was not only numerous impressive buildings use and religious works of art that were at created as history records that the king such was an instigator of many strange traditions and cults. In addition rim to the shrines that are dedicated to the four cede points of the compass, Pratapa Malla also ordered the construction vista of a subterranean building, `The Hidden City'. The impressive Stupa muse of Swayambhunath sits high above the throngs below with turn timeless, peaceful and powerful grace like the eyes of a Buddha case who sees all!
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