• Maju Deval temple, dedicated to Shiva, in Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu
  • Maju Deval temple, dedicated to Shiva, in Durbar Square, UNESCO
  • Souvenirs for sale in Durbar Square
  • Kala Bhairav - statue of god Shiva

The coolest thing I did in Kathmandu was to explore Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, named ‘Gate of Hanuman’, the monkey god of Ramayana), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is a large plaza and connected open area next to the old Royal Palace Of Kathmandu, featuring dozens of temples, statues, courtyards, and a massive open air shopping area where you can buy everything from jewelry, knives, rugs, clothes, trinkets, etc. The temples in the square were built between the 12th and 18th century by Malla and Shah kings, so it was amazing to see so much history in one condensed (though large) area.

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