Videos tagged with "tower"
Tibetan Odyssey - Enroute Hotel Tibet (16) [09:02]
Enroute Hotel Tibet from central Kathmandu, Nepal, in late June or early July, 1999. Returning on Kanti Path on our way back to our hotel, we pass Rani Pokhari (Queen's Pond). Our Nepalese tour guide explains that this is a man-made rectangular pond with a Shiva temple in the middle. It was built by King Pratap Malla of Kantipur in 1650 in memory of his beloved wife. The causeway is accessible only one day each year during the Tihar (Festival of Light), which is second biggest festival in Nepal.
Tags: Nepal, Nepali, Nepalese, Kathmandu, Valley, Patan, Bhaktapur, Bhadgaon, Durbar, Square, Boudnath, Boudhanath, Stupa, Swayambhunath, temple, shrine, statue, tower, pagoda, deity, deities, royal, palace, courtyard, Buddha, Buddhist, Buddhism, Hindu, Hindi,
Landing at Lukla, Nepal airport [04:50]
Lukla Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK) is a small airport in the Town of Lukla in Khumbu, eastern Nepal. In January 2008, the government of Nepal announced that the airport would be renamed in honor of Sir Edmund Hillaryand Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary died on January 11, 2008. Tenzing Norgay died in 1986. The airport is now officially named Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA|VNLK) Runway characteristics include 527m of bitumen runway. The width is 20m and the runway incline is a staggering 12%. The apron has 4 stands and there is one heli-pad located 150m below the TWR (air traffic control tower). No landing aids are available and Air Traffic Service is limited to AFIS (Aerodrome Flight Information Service) only. The airport is quite popular as Lukla is the place where most people start their trek to climb Mount Everest. There are frequent daily flights (ie no night service) between Lukla and Kathmandu, weather permitting. Although the flying distance is short, it can easily be raining in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu, or vice versa. The airport's siren blasts the mountain air to inform personnel of incoming aircraft. The paved tarmac is only accessible to helicopters and small fixed wing short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft such as Twin Otters or Dornier Do 228. There is about a 700-metre (2000 ft) angled drop at the end of the runway to the valley below.
Tags: Nepal trekking, airports, landing, STOL
What to see & to do in beautiful Kathmandu [06:49]
Kathmandu is the capital and, with close to one million inhabitants, the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which contains two sister cities: Lalitpur (Patan), 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to its south and Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) to its east, and a number of smaller towns. It is also acronymed as 'KTM' and named 'tri-city'. In the last census (2001), the city of Kathmandu had 671846 inhabitants. Durbar square The literal meaning of Durbar Square is a place of palaces. The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar and Shiva-Parvati Temple while the inner quadrangle has the Hanuman dhoka and the main palace. Hanuman Dhoka Temples at Hanuman DhokaHanuman Dhoka is a complex of structures with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings and also of the Shah dynasty. It is spread over five acres. The eastern wing with ten courtyards is the oldest part dated to the mid-16th century. It was expanded by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century with many temples. Sundari Chowk and Mohan Chowk in the north part of the palace are both closed. In 1768, in the southeast part of the palace, four lookout towers were added by Prithvi Narayan Shah. The royal family lived in this palace till 1886, where after they shifted to Narayanhiti Palace. The stone inscription outside is in fifteen languages and legend states that if ...
Tags: Nepal, Kathmandu, Asia, Katmandu, Hanum Dhoka, Durbar, Durbar Square, Bhagdapur, Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Swjambhu, Stupa, Boudhanath, tourism