"Kathmandu is smelly, crowded,..." Kathmandu Tip by johis

Kathmandu, Nepal: 62 reviews and 112 photos


Kathmandu is smelly, crowded, spiritual, friendly, loud and fascinating! The old center of the city is Durbar square, a place filled with temples and monuments. This is also where the Living Goddess, Kumari, lives. She is chosen through quite frightening ceremonies as a 4-5 year-old and will continue her duties as goddess until she reaches puberty. Then she is thrown out and a new one is chosen. The life for an ex goddess used to be very hard, since the legend says that a man who marries an ex Goddess will die young!

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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