Basantapur square in Kathmandu, Nepal

The lovely old temples and town square of Kathmandu in Nepal! This is Basantapur, also famous for the Kastamandup Temple. Its is believed that the temple was build with the wood of just one tree.According to Wikipedia: Patan, officially Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, is one of the major cities of Nepal. It is one of the sub-metropolitan cities of Nepal located in the south-western part of Kathmandu valley. Patan is also known as Manigal. It is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. It is also called as city of festival and feast, fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statue.Patan is situated on the elevated tract of land in Kathmandu Valley on the south side of the Bagmati River, which separates it from the City of Kathmandu on the northern side. It was developed on relatively thin layers of deposited clay and gravel in the central part of a dried ancient lake known as the Nagdaha.It is among the largest cities in the country, along with Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Biratnagar.The city spreads over 16 sq. kilometres and is divided into 22 Municipal wards. The city is bounded by:* East: Imadol VDC and Harisiddhi VDC * West: Kirtipur Municipality and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) * North: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) * South: Saibu VDC, Sunakothi VDC and Dhapakhel VDCMonasteries are hot spots for tourists traveling in Nepal. Known for their intricate shapes, designs and handicrafts, you wouldn't want to miss a glimpse of the ancient structures.This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and [email protected]