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Photos of Kathmandu under COVID -19 lockdown

Photos of Kathmandu under COVID -19 lockdown
  • Angie Ong
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  • June 9, 2020
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Nepal went into lockdown on March 24 which was later extended until 14 June 2020.

Today is the 78th days of Nepal’s covid-19 lock-down, we managed to get a travel pass, and we traveled from home to Eyes on Nepal Tours & Treks office which is located at Chhusya Galli, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal for the first time in more than 2 months.

Nepal international airport will resume operation on 30 June 2020 (hopefully not to be extended again) and we wish we can welcome tourist again. We miss those times where the streets are filled with people, food stalls, colors etc.

We have missed many things. Life is very difficult under this Covid -19 lockdown. This dark part of the nature has given very important lesson to us that what nature can’t do. Besides having many problems, this lockdown has given us some benefits too. Here are some positive impacts of the Covid – 19 lockdown in Kathmandu.

1. Better air quality

To be honest, I havent had this much clean air in my whole life in Kathmandu. It so easy to breathe. the visibility is very good. Even I can see mountains from my house’s rooftop. There is no dust and smoke in the air. I love the air quality. I wish, I can have this air quality in future as well as.

2. Cleaner Kathmandu

Kathmandu is clean. presence of people is very minimum. most of the shops and restaurants are closed. So, hard to see the dust and garbage on street. I like it..

3. Better road quality

Because of the lockdown, there are very minimus vehicles are in street. So, government has utilize this lockdown as oppertunity to build and maintain the road quality. Now, we can see better and nicer road. surely, we will enjoy the driving in better roads.

4. No noise pollution

No vehicles, no flights, no school, no factoreis… so how can we have sound pollution. now, we can hear the sound of the birds and insects in Kathmandu. Its miracle.

5. Cheap fresh vegetable

Lots of people have return back to their villages. They spent lockdown time on farming. As a result, we have cheap and good fresh vegetable in market.

Here, we shared some photos we managed to capture to tell you how is Thamel and Kathmandu Durbar Square during the Nepal lock-down 2020.

Taleju temple in Kathmandu durbar square without any visitor during nepal lockdown 2020

Taleju temple in Kathmandu durbar square without any visitor during nepal lockdown 2020

World heritage sites in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

World heritage sites in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Kathmandu durbar square under lockdown 2020

Kathmandu durbar square under lockdown 2020

Kal Bhairab at Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Kal Bhairab at Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Entrance ticket counter at Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Entrance ticket counter at Kathmandu durbar square during lockdown 2020

Suraj Arcade area in New road

Saadi market near Kathmandu durbar square without any visitor during nepal lockdown 2020

Newroad main market during Nepal lockdown 2020

Newroad main market during Nepal lockdown 2020

Newroad electronic and gold market during Nepal lockdown 2020

Newroad electronic and gold market during Nepal lockdown 2020

Bishal Bazar in Newroad during lockdown 2020

Bishal Bazar in Newroad during lockdown 2020

Chinese wholesale market in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Chinese wholesale market in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Fruit seller in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Fruit seller in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Indrachwok - heart of trading business- during lockdown 2020

Indrachwok – heart of trading business- during lockdown 2020

Ason vegetabel and spice market during lockdown 2020

Ason vegetabel and spice market during lockdown 2020

Street in Paknajol near Thamel under Nepal lock down 2020

Street in Paknajol near Thamel under Nepal lock down 2020

Shopping mall in Thamel under Nepal lockdown 2020

Shopping mall in Thamel under Nepal lockdown 2020

Gokarna house restaurant in Thamel during lockdown 2020

Gokarna house restaurant in Thamel during lockdown 2020

China town- Jyatha- Thamel in Kathmandu during lockcown 2020

China town- Jyatha- Thamel in Kathmandu during lockcown 2020

Thamel street during nepal lock down 2020

Thamel street during nepal lock down 2020

Thamel street during nepal lockdown 2020

Thamel street during nepal lockdown 2020

Thamel during lockdown 2020

Thamel during lockdown 2020

Jobless people in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Jobless people in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

narrow street repairment in Ason Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

narrow street repairment in Ason Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Empty street in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

Empty street in Kathmandu during lockdown 2020

 

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