It was indeed a great time exploring kathmandu. The city is chaotic but the people are friendly and hospitable.
this is a fantastic example of some of the cultural hustory of Nepal and Kathmandu. well worth the 1000 rupees
Duba Square in Kathmandu, located in the western part of the city, is the largest historical site in Kathmandu and the richest collection of art. Among them, the Hanumandoca Palace is the oldest palace in Nepal, and its status in Nepal is equivalent to that in Beijing, China. Duba Square in front of the palace gate is the most concentrated place of temples in the city. There are more than 20 temples in size. It is a must for tourists to Nepal. When we arrived in Nepal, the first attraction we visited was Duba Square in Kathmandu. When the plane landed at Kathmandu International Airport the night before, it was already 11 p.m. local time, and there was some uncertainty about whether anyone would pick up the plane along the way. For this trip to Nepal, air tickets and hotels are booked online. The Hotel promises to provide pick-up service. After we send the flight number, there is no news. Before we go to Nepal, we inquire online. The other party's answer is very simple. It's "no problem".
In the great earthquake of 2015, Duba Square in Kathmandu suffered heavy losses. The old palace was covered with bruises and rubble. Duba Square under the sunset, red and white buildings are particularly distinct, the appearance of the earthquake left scars, is telling the tragic experience, let people see the heartache. The sun is sinking slowly, and the night is approaching the city for the rest of its life. People are walking in a hurry. Why should they do the same? Life should continue. The Sunset Avenue of the old palace adds to the beauty of pallor, which makes people have a kind of memorial that is hard to give up and can not be forgotten for a long time.
Affected by the earthquake, although many buildings have been damaged, but there are still many very distinctive buildings retained, Hindu style temples antique fragrance, ancient dynasty palaces magnificent, the square has many local people or sunshine or sit chatting, lazy feeling. All kinds of tourists take pictures or listen to guides'explanations. Most of them come to Nepal to enjoy the architectural style of these Duba Squares and the freedom and perseverance of Nepalese Leheng's fate. Nepal is a recommended place to visit!
After nearly 40 minutes of walking south, we finally arrived at Duba Square. It used to be the place where the city-state king was crowned and commanded heaven, "Duba" means "palace". Unfortunately, the earthquake in 2015 destroyed many palace buildings here. This precious world cultural heritage is almost in ruins. When you walk in here, you can feel the scars of the earthquake on Duba Square. Temples and palaces that once served as landmarks in Kathmandu were shattered by the earthquake. Although it has been said that some of these buildings will be rebuilt in the future, there is no doubt that the Duba Square, which has experienced this disaster, is no longer as grand as it used to be.
The Duba Square is still so quiet and harmonious after the earthquake, but the ubiquitous rebuilding and ruins occupy half of the original place. Compared with before the earthquake, it is better for us to remember the large area of dust left by the heritage construction team in the construction square by history.
Duba Square is a leisure square, where the old people like to sit under the pavilion or in front of the temple to chat and take a nap. People with small shops sit in a chair at the door leisurely. There is no loud noise here, except for cars and motorcycles. Three in one temple can be seen with several sheep, they always lie in front of the temple or on the temple walkway, like a patron saint. The peacock windows in the next lane are very three-dimensional, and every angle will change, just like a real peacock is spelled, just a little color of the peacock's own feathers. There are many hand-carved crafts, exquisite crafts, looking at the small square, very suitable for a coffee in a daze, to see the people coming and going.
Religious and cultural atmosphere is very strong, there are still traces of previous earthquakes, many damaged areas in the earthquake have not been repaired. There are a lot of tourists, and many of them sell fruits and vegetables in the morning market. The local people are very friendly.