Mystical Asia: Five sacred places

Lhasa, Tibet

Asia is breathtaking and enigmatic. The continent is full of mysteries, and at the same time, it seems that it is able to provide answers to the most important questions. Five sacred places to see with your own eyes are listed below. Lhasa, Tibet Lhasa is legendary: supposedly the monks have been living there for […]

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A bride of the Bael tree

Nepalese Girl

The historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley are Newar. The people were in the contact zone of Caucasoid and Oriental races. Bindi is a dot on the forehead represents the third eye. But before marriage wearing it is optional and after marriage it’s compulsory. Even 4-year-old girl who have had the wedding ceremony. As a […]

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Stairway to Heaven

Nepal

After a conquest of Everest and following «Himalayan boom» unknown Nepal has become a magnet for tourists. Come here for adrenaline, exotic and buddhahood — all this is would be available there just for one tracking. Thousands of green hills, valleys, rivers and lakes go away as far as the eye could reach. Nepal is […]

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Living Goddess of Nepal

Kumari, Kathmandu, Nepal

In Nepali «Kumari» or «Kumari Devi» means «virgin». The tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls thrives till this day. In Nepal, a Kumari is believed to be the incarnation of Taleju. For newari Buddhists Kumari is in an embodiment of Buddhist female deity Vajra Devi. Today there are only ten Kumari in Nepal, and nine […]

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