Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu and the Durbar Square

self-guided city walk to the Nepal's capital tourist landmarks
December 27, 2015

Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square is severely damaged from the Nepal April 2015 Earthquake. Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. The site has a long stairway with 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east. Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

How to Go to Swayambhu and the Durbar Square;
This two places are just walkable distance to Thamel where I stayed. I walked to Dhalko per 2nd image below and look up the hill where the 1st image can be seen. Swoyambhu has an admission fee of 200 NPR. Afterwards, I headed down south going to Tahachal Road routing to Durbar Square where there is admission of 1,000 NPR. Photography and video taking is permitted inside the park.   

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Swayambhu

Kathmandu 1st part; Durbar Square

Kathmandu 1st part; Durbar Square

Kathmandu 1st part; Durbar Square

Kathmandu 1st part; Durbar Square

Kathmandu 1st part; Durbar Square

Kathmandu last part; Pashupati, Thamel and other Tourist Spots


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