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18 reviews of Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the main square in Nepal. This is the true epicenter of this chaotic, but charming city. It is also the perfect spot to see some great sites. The square is full of ancient buildings, which are very characteristic of Nepalese architecture. Among them, the palace dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. When we were there, the statue of Hanuman's face was painted red. In Kathmandu Durbar Square you can also see the Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, the super scary Kal Bhairav, the King Pratap Malla statue, the Kasthamandap, the Kumari Ghar Nautale and many more. But what I found interesting was the atmosphere this place had. It was definitely Asia at its best. In the morning it's a place where a ton of cultural charm can be found and in the afternoon it's a veritable market.

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The Goddess Khumari Smiled on Periplos

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If you're in Kathmandu you can't forget to visit Durbar Square. It's a real open-air museum with pagodas and palaces, where the Royal Palace and the Palace of the goddess Khumari, the living goddess girl are. With the name Khumari, which designates a living goddess in Nepal. It literally means virgin in Nepali. A Khumari is a girl in pre-puberty ve's selected from the Shakya caste, belonging to the Nepalese Newari community. The Khumari is revered and worshiped by some of the country's Hindus and Nepali Buddhists also, but not by Tibetan Buddhists. They live in the Kumari Ghar, a palace we visited in the city center.

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