Kathmandu Journals

A Month in Nepal

A November 2004 trip to Kathmandu by tintala

Quote: An Americans perspective of life with a Nepali Wife, we got married in Kathmandu and bought a house there, now we go whenever we can from the usa. My main objective is always to enjoy our house and to study indian music , although trekking is also priority!

Durbar Square

Attraction | "Kathmandu Durbar Square"

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Durbar Square is within walking distance from anywhere in Kathmandu, ancient architecture give this place an ambience that's not felt anywhere else. "KATHMANDU" means "THE WOODEN STAGE" as defined by the Newaris , the first people to settle in the valley. Due to its "handcarved , teak wood" windows that still function and teak accents that captivate your senses . Also called "freak street" where the hippies in the 70's stayed, even Jimi Hendrix stayed here! Hashish was even legal back in the 70's until the U.S government stepped in... Durbar has guest house options and an outdoor market which is like a walk thru a Grateful Dead Concert. Amazing things to be had here, from statues to bed spreads and in...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2006

Durbar Square

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ancient Town of Bhaktapur

Attraction | "Bhaktapur"

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This place gives the Kathmandu Valley situated at 4500 ft. the name "The Wooden Stage". Bhaktapur just outside kathmandu is all about the Newari wooden carvings. With 55 windows all made of teak and the balconies that are all handmade, make this place a historical and "WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT". It can be reached by mini bus or tuk tuk or taxi. The main Durbar (Palace) Square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 windows, the Batsala temple and the outdoor markets. The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows built by Ki...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2006

Ancient Town of Bhaktapur
Newar
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

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tintala

tintala
boulder, Colorado