Saturday, October 06, 2007

On the Move

Today we did a bit of sightseeing. first we walked down to Durbar Square, where the palace and numerous pagodas and temples are clustered. Most of the buildings date from the 12-17th Centuries. It's wonderfully atmospheric. From there we strolled down Freak Street, the center of the hippy scene back in the day. Nowadays it's looking rather down on its luck.

We took a cab out to Suwayambunath, just outside of the city on the other side of the river. It's a big
hill that rises sharply out of the land and is topped with a big Buddhist stupa and an assortment of smaller Hindu and Buddhist shrines, several souvenir shop and a cafe. The 360 degree view of the Kathmandu Valley is amazing.

Catching the bus to Pokhara early tomorrow morning.


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