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Durbar Square – Kathmandu

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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┬ánew 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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Categories: Durbar Square, Hindu temples, Kathmandu, Nepal, travel | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments

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