Ram Chandra Temple
Jaisi Deval Temple
The south of Kathmandu’s old city was the heart of the ancient city in the Licchavi period (4th to 8th centuries) and its major temple...
The Newari deity Bhimsen is said to watch over traders and artisans, so it’s quite appropriate that the ground floor of this well-kept...
Built with wood left over from the now destroyed Kasthamandap Temple, this squat building was originally called the Silengu Sattal...
At the Annapurna Lodge, this is a cosy little garden restaurant with a large menu, including tasty crêpes, burgers, sizzlers and a few...
Ram Chandra Temple information
Reached through an innocuous entryway to the south of the Bhimsen Temple, this courtyard is named after Ram, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana . This small temple is notable for the tiny erotic scenes on its roof struts; it looks as if the carver set out to illustrate 16 different positions, starting with the missionary position, and just about made it before running out of ideas (there’s one particularly ambitious, back-bending position).
The north side of the courtyard is used as a cow stable, highlighting the wonderful mix of the sacred and profane in Nepal!