Kathmandu

Kathmandu

from the gateway to the Himalayas to a dirty mega moloch

Location: 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Duration: 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Kathmandu: Nepalinfo-icon's capital holds now 1.5 million people
  2. History: founded in 900 BCE, later capital of the Gorkha empire
  3. Tourism: gateway to Everest and many more Himalayan trekkings
  4. Geography: along the Bagmati River inside the Himalaya mountains
  5. Low quality of life: the city and its air is very dirty and polluted

Image sources

  1. Road into Kathmandu
  2. One of many Buddhist stupas
  3. Dirt roads all along the city
  4. Local street with vendors
  5. Dangerous electricity cables

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