Experiencing Nepal :Durbar Squares

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Taking a tour into the cities of Kathmandu and Patan, to discover the three famous Durbar Squares and the Monkey Temple of Nepal. It was not surprising to learn that they have all been listed as World Heritage Sites, given that they are almost a thousand years old and still looking magnificent. 

Patan Durbar Square

Legend says that the golden bird above the statue's head is the symbol of the King. The locals believe that as long as the bird is still there, the King still lives in the palace.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Swayambhu aka the Monkey Temple

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Nepal is a poor country where their national income heavily rely on tourism. Streets are often overwhelmed with tourists, children begging for money and natives selling carry-on goods. But even if they don't have much, they still look happier than most of us who live comfortably in the city.
We criticize China for manufacturing cheap, fake electronics, while Nepalis admire the Chinese for providing 1kg of iphones for just 10USD. Fake or not, it is communication, and it is all we need.

"You can never get enough of what you don't need, because what you don't need won't satisfy you."
- Dallin H. Oaks

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