Sundari Chowk

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jul 21 2019

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Category: Asia, Nepal


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The ‘beautiful courtyard’ in the old palace of the Malla kings in Patan. The lavishly ornamented pool in the centre shows that the art of Nepalese stone carving is in no way inferior to its art of wood carving.

Many ancient buildings in Patan were destroyed or heavily damaged during the 2015 earthquake. Like elsewhere, especially the multi-storied pagodas were affected. Many had collapsed to big heaps of rubble and were beyond repair. Others have been rebuilt or are still in the process of repair. The carved wooden struts of the pagoda on the photo have all been put in place again.

Photos of the week: Sundari Chowk, Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal 2018

2 comments on “Sundari Chowk”

  1. So beautiful. Patan was beautifully restored to its original beauty with French expertise, I believe.

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  2. These “hidden” chowk are a beautiful and historic part of the Kathmandu valley. My wife grew up in a house which was part of a chowk in Ason, Kathmandu. A well, and a place to sit and chat with neighbours as well as containing artistic elements.

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