Nara Devi Temple
Halfway between Chhetrapati and Durbar Sq, the Nara Devi Temple is dedicated to Kali, Shiva’s destructive consort. It’s also known as...
From dawn until dusk the junction of Asan Tole is jammed with vegetable and spice vendors selling everything from yak tails to coconuts....
The long, rectangular courtyard of the Itum Bahal (Buddhist monastery courtyard)is the largest bahal in the old town and remains a...
We always find ourselves returning to this unpretentious and reliable Tibetan-run place at the southern end of Thamel. The booths give...
Kathesimbhu Stupa information
The most popular Tibetan pilgrimage site in the old town is this lovely stupa, a small copy dating from around 1650 of the great Swayambhunath complex. Just as at Swayambhunath, there is a two-storey pagoda to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox, behind and to the right of the main stupa. The courtyard entrance is flanked by metal lions atop red ochre concrete pillars. It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk south of Thamel.