The heart of Nepal’s tourism is the Kathmandu Durbar Square in the capital city of Kathmandu. This ancient complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and within it is a cluster of centuries-old streets, palaces, courtyards, shrines, stupas and temples that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. Jagannath Mandir is one of the temples inside Durbar Square, and it is most famous for the erotic carvings on its roof struts. The temple may have been built by Mahendra Malla in 1563 but it was Pratap Malla who claimed to have constructed Jagganath in later years. The two-storey temple has a three-tiered platform with three doors on each side. Only the center door may be opened today.
The Kathmandu Valley, where the capital city is found, has eight UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites, and Kathmandu Durbar [Read more…]