The Streets of Kathmandu

The old section of Kathmandu was all that I dreamed it to be— narrow cobbled streets, old houses and buildings, beautiful architecture, ancient temples, and the bustle of people going about their everyday life.  Never mind about the incessant taxi or rickshaw drivers offering rides to nearby sights, shop owners asking you to come “look inside,” and the traffic at Thamel Marga.  Walking the streets of old Kathmandu is a destination in itself.

Buddhist prayer flags hanging across Thamel Marga

A wooden mask adorns the window of a shop fronting Hanuman Dokha Square

One of the many “chaitya” (stupa) you will chance on at corners in old Kathmandu

Rickshaws parked in front of a temple

Blankets and table covers for sale

Many buildings have narrow terraces in front

A monk at a street corner

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