Durbar Square – Kathmandu




We finally had some time to get out into the city to do some sightseeing this past weekend. Our time has been consumed with settling in and getting started with a new school year in a new school. “Durbar Square” is a somewhat generic term for the plaza across from a palace where temples, shrines and idols are found in concentration. This Durbar Square is in the center of Kathmandu. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley which boasts the greatest concentration of recognized world heritage sites on the planet at seven total. With time, we’ll get to them all, and I’ll post images as we cross them off our list. We went on a Sunday, which is not a day of rest in Nepal. Everything closes on Saturdays here, and the week starts on Sunday. The streets (alleys) were packed with throngs of humanity in the form of tourists, merchants and devotees paying homage to the temples and their gods.


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3 thoughts on “Durbar Square – Kathmandu

  1. Bill Strenkert

    Was Durbar a person? We’re following your travels with keen interest. Curious to know if you come across any souvenir shops, or is that strictly a western phenomenon. One day at a time. Let me know if I can send u any literature, medallions, eyc.

  2. Brett K. Avelin LAc.

    Great to ‘catch up’ with your travels. Thanks for sharing Spooge. Been in touch with Matt A. recently, do you have his email? I’m sure he’d like to get these.

    • douglasvonhollen

      Good to hear from you Brett, are you back in CT now? I haven’t been in contact with Albano in a while, don’t even have his email, you don’t do you?

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