My name is Narayan Tamrakar, your local host. I would like to welcome you to join me virtually on a live tour in which we explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is where Kathmandu’s kings were crowned and where they used to live. It also has a richly decorated house for Kumari, the Living Goddess and manifestation of the great goddess Taleju.
In this tour, we will be exploring and sharing the stories of this living goddess Kumari and we will visit ‘Freak Street’ a famous hippy hang-out during the late sixties and early seventies.
Of course I will show you the northern part of the square wihich is the most visually stunning part with temples from 16th century including 6th century statue of Kaal Bhairav and the Kasthamandap temple Some temples were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are still under construction.
We will end our tour in front of Taleju temple, the temple which opens only once in a year during the biggest festival celebrated in Nepal called Dashain.