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  • Stephanie H
    8 contributions
    We walked from the main road up through the hills and fields, lovely escape from Kathmandu, so peaceful with fresh air and an interesting take on a historical stupa.
    Written 10 December 2021
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  • duhoz
    Beroun, Czech Republic5,320 contributions
    Unfortunately still visible damages after the earthquake (2015). This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers ancient palaces and temples. Steep entrance fee of 1000 NPR even when you just need to cross the square if you are foreigner, after 6 pm free. You will be constantly bothered by number of young men offering to be your guide. The major Interesting thing to see here is "Kumari (The Living Goddess). Taleju Temple is the landmark of the square unfortunately is not open to public. What I detested were motor bikes operation on the square in the evening.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • AMAR S
    13 contributions
    this is very old place ,here is many old temple and old royal palace.i go there to visit temlpe and big old royal palace
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • barcaranger
    Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,479 contributions
    Despite other areas that are supposed to be traffic free this street actually is which is a relief . There are some cafes some decent shops and a decent place to meet people without getting hassled which I am doing tonight just for that reason as I don’t want a taxi , hash or a massage or even a rickshaw ride ( honestly the hassle is fairly minor compared to many other places but hey ho )
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • Richard M
    Varna, Bulgaria11 contributions
    Where do I begin?
    I cast my mind back some 70 years or so, ( I'm now 76 ). As a young lad, growing up in Willesden NW London, my mother would sometimes quote the first few lines of a poem, ' There is a one eyed yellow Idol, to the north of Kathmandu '.
    To me, then, the name Kathmandu, had a magical sound to it, and it still does.
    Having first come to this magical city in 1997/8, and several times since, it's only this last couple of months that I be learnt that the poem, (written in 1911), is actually based on a real idol, still worshipped by the local people, in the temple way above the village of Sankhu.
    Having read this, I thought that I would like to visit it for myself. Having eventually found the correct bus, with the help of a kindly Nepalese man, amongst the many busses around Ratna Park, I boarded, and it soon departed on the 2 hour bumpy and dusty journey, through mainly built up area.
    It's about 20 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, and is a typical busy village.
    After a lunch of veg momos, I set off for the temple, due north of the bus park.
    After about a kilometre of fairly easy going, I was directed to a path which dipped between broadleaved trees, then started ascending. After crossing a metalled road the stairs began.
    All 600 or so. I counted them on the way back.
    The temple is not visible until you are almost up to it, being surrounded by many trees, with plenty of small monkeys to keep you company.
    Upon my arrival, there were a couple of ladies sweeping the grounds, a security guard and a Buddhist priest there.
    The temple is used by both Buddhist and Hindu worshippers.
    The priest kindly unlocked golden doors so that I could view the Goddess, and to her right, a smaller Hanuman idol.
    Noon is allowed in or allowed to take photos of them.
    Both idols were dressed in red garments, full length.
    I was allowed to take photos of the outside of the temple, tho.
    So, from my mother's quotes, seventy years ago, I was at the actual place mentioned in poem.
    Much to my great satisfaction 😁🙏🐒
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • zeropeerpressure
    Reggio Emilia, Italy34 contributions
    Located on a hill nearby the busy city centre, this temple sits on the very top. The village surrounding has a lot of flavour but is shows that it's been rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake. Full of smalls shops selling crafts, the temple is majestic even amidst all the rubble. Revered by the locals, it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.
    Written 7 December 2019
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  • Rajib Amatya
    Kathmandu, Nepal96 contributions
    Cool, calm, beautiful and quiet. Perfect place for meditation. If you want to be out of hectic throng nearby, this is the right place to be fresh.
    Written 30 May 2019
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  • Aussie_Binturong
    Queensland, Australia180 contributions
    I’m not actually sure what we were supposed to be seeing. It sort of looked like any other street in the area and it ran parallel to Kathmandu Durbar Square. We were there during the day, perhaps more happens at night.
    Written 17 April 2019
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  • Nova Evan Baskara
    Istanbul, Turkey34 contributions
    This is a cremation place and you can watch the process live. Its an extraordinary experience to get to watch this.
    Written 19 May 2019
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  • One_of_the_BOFs
    Cheltenham, UK7,216 contributions
    We visited this small market area as part of our tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square - and came away with a tiger/sheep game after some bartering of course!
    Written 27 March 2019
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  • Sivakumar V
    Bengaluru, India1,509 contributions
    This Temple is one of the visited temples of Nepal. it is atop abot 1400 m hillock. A cable car service connects this temple from the highway. The Cable car service is a well maintained one and there are a number of cable cars going up and down. The cost of travel is minimum and one need not waiting time is negligible. The travel time is about 20 minutes and offers you an exquisite view of the valley and the might river.
    The temple is a small one dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The temple has a Pagoda-like structure and devotees offer the prayes with incense sticks coconuts and flowers.
    A must-see temple in Nepal
    Written 31 March 2020
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  • regm889
    Bangkok, Thailand670 contributions
    Lively street with a lot of eateries and shopping, can head to palace musium, colourful lights at night-
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • One_of_the_BOFs
    Cheltenham, UK7,216 contributions
    This temple in Durbar Square was apparently built in the late 1700s by King Rana Bahadur Shah, the son of Prithvi Narayan Shah.
    Its special feature is the there are two wooden figures (much photographed) of Shiva and his consort looking out from the open central window on the first floor.
    Written 28 March 2019
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
    Entrance was through a narrow alley way into a largish sqyare dominated by the Stupa and some smaller temples around the edges.This was a good place for people watching as there were many people around the busy square.
    Written 20 January 2019
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  • annie S
    County Limerick, Ireland34 contributions
    This temple is one of the most important and oldest in Kathmandu. It is situated on the roadside in the heart of the Newari part of the city. Newari are the original inhabitants of Kathmadu. You'll recognise this small temple by the two large dogs sitting either side of the entrance. The surrounding area has many fine examples of temples and shrines, often accessed through small archways in the the street which lead into amazing temple squares. The temple is located on a crossroads (chowk) between Chhetrapati chowk and Durbar Square and needs to be sought out. The lot of the building are old Newari style, ornately carved dark wood beams with red brick. This Nara Devi temple has a long history and should not be missed.
    Written 19 July 2017
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