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Saving the best for last, we went to Kathmandu's Durbar Square. It just happened to be the last day of Indra Jatra, when Kumari (virgin goddess) parades through the street right before our eyes. Incredible experience, which we did not plan for at all!

Also, flight home to HKG, 2014-9-13.

Update: Many shrines in this album completely collapsed in the 2015-4-25 earthquake.

Taxi taking us to Durbar Square from the West side.

Our taxi (white car) dropped as off just west of Durbar Sq, and quickly made a U-turn out.

Kasthamandap on left. Largest and one of oldest temples here.

A small shrine in front of Kasthamandap.

Trailokya Mohan Narayan temple, from the 17thC.

Temporary platforms were there. And crowds grew bigger and bigger. We had no idea why.

Maju Deval, also from the 1690's, on a 9-step platform.

Statue of Garuda (c1690) and Bimaleshwor Temple.

Looking back at Bimaleshwor and Kasthamandap from the raised platform of Trailokya Mohan Narayan.

Maju Deval from the steps of Trailokya Mohan Narayan.

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