Most of the cultural centers of Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu valley. Among those cultural sites, the important one is the Hanuman-dhoka Durbar Square. Located at the heart of the ancient city, it is a complex of beautiful temples and shrines, both Hindu and Buddhist. Most of them are built in the pagoda style embellished with intricately carved exteriors, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. The Durbar Square with its old temples, palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Until the early 20th century the Durbar Square was the King's residence. Is is a living open museum of Nepal.
|Hanuman-dhoka Durbar Square|
|Home of the Living Goddess the "Kumari."|
Our visit to Nepal was an experience we will remember for a liftime.
|Now this is hard work|
|With a Holy Man|
|Magnificent temples were everywhere.|
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