16 responses

  1. Jane
    February 28, 2013

    I hate places that overcharge. Even if they do look fantastic like Bhaktapur. Worse is the two tier prices.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      Yea, I’m not a fan of two tier pricing either. I do however understand the reasoning behind it. But it’s an outdated model. Visiting some tourist sites it’s the tourists rolling up in public transport and buses who are paying 2-3 times the cost while SAARC and Local pull up in rented vehicles paying much lower rates. Yes there are of course many more locals who do not have high earnings, but the SAARC thing has seen it’s day and needs to be put to rest. I’mm be writing up something about this later

  2. Mark Hiddle
    February 28, 2013

    Beautiful place. Was there a few years ago. I think the high price keeps it well maintained. Compared to visiting Paris it’s a lot cheaper.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      Yes I think the price does go into keeping it cleaned up. That and no traffic. I can’t compare it to Paris though as it’s a completely different region and economy.

  3. Anna’s World
    February 28, 2013

    Beautiful looking place. Each temple looks so different.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      They are! While you can’t go inside them all, they are much more interesting than just the same thing over and over again.

  4. Jan
    February 28, 2013

    A fascinating city, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to learning about the people there.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      Thanks, first look at the people will be next week.

  5. Emma
    March 1, 2013

    I’ll have to ask which is your favorite place to visit in Nepal?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      Tough question :) Bhaktapur certainly ranks highly in terms of cities to visit.

  6. Inga
    March 1, 2013

    Wonderful photos Dave. How are you able to take so many within you so few people there?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      March 1, 2013

      Thank you. By getting up early!

  7. MarissaFH
    March 8, 2013

    Nice! I walked around for a day there as well, and still couldn’t get enough. I stayed by a corner a couple of times, and just people-watched, which was just as fascinating.

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