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