Just in Duba Square, many ancient buildings were badly damaged after the earthquake, and still under renovation. Duba Square is actually the square in front of the palace gate. Kathmandu, Patan and Badgang all have a Duba Square. The most convenient and labor-saving way is to find a local driver and guide. The route is planned beforehand so as to avoid the trouble of finding scenic spots, because Nepal has no door number.
This is what happiness looks and feels like. Bundled up yak scarves, dirt, incense, Tibetan singing bowls, gold necklaces, beads, saffron, coriander, mountain pepper, salt, sarees, leather shoes, Lassi bars, trishaws, apples, pomegranates, tattoo parlours, mono kiosks. An explosion of colours and wonders.
I had deliberately postponed it until mid-September, thinking that the rainy season would be better, but it was still raining and muddy. Finally, I understand how people here love to wear masks. The original rainy season is muddy. When the rain passes through the sunny road, the dust will fly and the passers-by will become "human flesh vacuum cleaner". It is commendable that the ancient city buildings are well preserved and have a strong sense of history. Like India and Sri Lanka, people live peacefully with animals. In addition to dogs in the streets (fortunately, habitual people are not too fierce), pigeons, sparrows, cattle, monkeys, crows and so on are also common, except squirrels, which are common in India and Sri Lanka.
The alleyways here are the Old City's clothing and fabrics epicentre, and a great place to get tailor-made clothing sewn up. Like most of the Old City, there are also a couple of shrines and temples here that get regular devotional traffic all day long while the shopping goes on around it.
The Indra Square is very small. If you don't recognize the map carefully, you can't believe it's a square. There are many pigeons, crows and vegetable stalls around the square. They sell vegetables like malnourished radish heads. They look pitiful, but this is absolutely natural and pollution-free.
Kathmandu textile distribution center, wool scarves, shawls and so on are very popular with tourists.
The traces of the earthquake are still quite obvious, and we hope to repair them as soon as possible.
If you want to feel the original Kathmandu, it's worth visiting.