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Kathmandu Collection

Immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Kathmandu, Nepal

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery

Painting of Green Tara, Buddhist symbol of prosperity, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Painting of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Manjushri, divinity of knowledge, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Buddhist stupa known as Boudha at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhist stupa known as Boudha at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Taken at Lhosar, the Tibetan new year, hence the abundance of new prayer flags

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Twilight at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Twilight at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
Turn up the light in new year in Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Painting of lotus flower, sword of knowledge and sacred text, Kopan monastery

Painting of lotus flower, sword of knowledge and sacred text, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Thangka painting of Sujata giving milk rice to Buddha, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Thangka painting of Sujata giving milk rice to Buddha, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

White elephant tale at Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Statue of Buddha, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Statue of Buddha, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Statue of Buddha (Shakyamuni) in Swayambhunath (also known as the Monkey Temple), a UNESCO World Heritage Site on top of Swayambhu hill on the western side of Kathmandu, Nepal

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Prayer flags with the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Prayer flags with the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Boudhanath is a UNESCO world heritage site

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Tibetan tantric goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Tibetan tantric goddess, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Momos and milk tea, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Momos and milk tea, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Buddist celebration of Losar

Buddist celebration of Losar (Tibetian New Year) where Buddists throw flower in the air, Bodnath, Katmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Thangka painting of the Buddha giving a blessing, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Thangka painting of the Buddha giving a blessing, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Painting of Garuda, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Garuda, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Textile dyes

Textile dyes, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Statue of Vairochana, the fifth Buddha, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Statue of Vairochana, the fifth Buddha, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha

Tibetan Buddhist monk reading scriptures at the Boudha stupa at Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Buddhist Monks decorating the temple at Bouddha (Boudhanath), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Buddhist Monks decorating the temple at Bouddha (Boudhanath), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: A supposed Holy man dressed as Hanuman

A supposed Holy man dressed as Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, posing for photographs, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Siva Parvati in armour

Siva Parvati in armour
3559472 Siva Parvati in armour by Nepalese School, (5th-6th century); National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal; (add.info.: Kankeswori Kathmandu); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu

Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu
5309534 Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu by Nepalese School, (5th-6th century); National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Rhesus Macaque monkey mother and baby on ancient shrine, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Rhesus Macaque monkey mother and baby on ancient shrine, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Pashupatinath Temple at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Pashupatinath Temple at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Vajra and bell, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Vajra and bell, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal

Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Guardian lions on the steps of a temple. Foggy winter morning November 2005

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath (Swayambhu) (Monkey Temple) Buddhist stupa on a hill overlooking Kathmandu, taken at dawn with Orion in the sky behind the prayer flags, Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nepal

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Aerial view of Boudhanath stupa

Aerial view of Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Masks are made of mixture of cotton, clay, and paper

Masks are made of mixture of cotton, clay, and paper. They are made by the experienced artisans of Nepal who have been in this business for generations

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Shree Gha Buddhist Stupa, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Shree Gha Buddhist Stupa, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Buddhist Stupa in the old part of Kathmandu near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Buddhist Stupa in the old part of Kathmandu near Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Colourful prayer flags against clear blue sky at Bodhnath Stupa (Boudhanth) (Boudha)

Colourful prayer flags against clear blue sky at Bodhnath Stupa (Boudhanth) (Boudha), one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Pilgrims visiting Bodhnath Stupa, (Chorten Chempo), Boudhanath, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pilgrims visiting Bodhnath Stupa, (Chorten Chempo), Boudhanath, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Buddha of Meditation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Buddha of Meditation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Thangka painting of Buddhas mother dreaming of a white elephant, Bhaktapur

Thangka painting of Buddhas mother dreaming of a white elephant, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Painting of Buddhas, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Painting of Buddhas, Kopan monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: A dye trader offers his brightly coloured wares in a roadside stall in Kathmandu

A dye trader offers his brightly coloured wares in a roadside stall in Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Close-up of the hand of Ganga

Close-up of the hand of Ganga, a river goddess statue in Mul Cowk courtyard, Durbar Square, Patan, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Monks blowing Tibetan horns on the roof the Sakyapa gompa

Monks blowing Tibetan horns on the roof the Sakyapa gompa (Tibetan monastery) situated on the east side opposite the stupa, Bodhnath, Katmandu, Nepal

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Brightly coloured powder for offerings

Brightly coloured powder for offerings, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Hindu festival

Hindu festival, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Kala Bhairab sculpture

Kala Bhairab sculpture, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Temple carvings

Temple carvings, Hanuman-Dhoka, Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Close-up of prayer flags at Swayambunath

Close-up of prayer flags at Swayambunath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Large gold and red spinning Buddhist prayer wheels

Large gold and red spinning Buddhist prayer wheels at Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageKathmandu Collection: Busy city street scene

Busy city street scene, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia




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Immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Kathmandu, Nepal. From the mesmerizing paintings of Avalokitesvara and Green Tara at Kopan monastery to the divine presence of Manjushri, knowledge seeker extraordinaire, this city is a haven for seekers of wisdom. The iconic Buddhist stupa known as Boudha stands tall, radiating tranquility and serenity amidst the bustling streets. As twilight descends upon Kathmandu, witness the ethereal glow that envelops Boudhanath Stupa, creating a magical atmosphere that touches your soul. Prayer flags flutter in harmony with the gentle breeze around Boudhanath Stupa, carrying wishes and prayers to the heavens above. Swayambhunath unveils a majestic statue of Buddha, reminding us of his teachings on compassion and enlightenment. Indulge your taste buds with momos – delectable dumplings filled with savory goodness – accompanied by a warm cup of milk tea. These culinary delights are just one facet of Kathmandu's rich cultural tapestry. At Kopan monastery, encounter Tibetan tantric goddesses who embody strength and grace. Witnessing their divine energy will leave you awe-inspired. Join in on the vibrant celebrations during Losar - an auspicious Buddhist festival where joy fills every corner of Kathmandu. Marvel at statues like Vairochana - representing purity and illumination - which adorn this ancient city. Kathmandu beckons you to explore its sacred treasures; immerse yourself in its spirituality while embracing its unique blend of tradition and modernity.