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Kumari Chowk, Kathmandu

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Visit a sacred attraction at Kumari Chowk, a courtyard inside a red-brick, three-level building that was once home to Kumari, a girl selected to be the town's living goddess until she reaches puberty and becomes mere mortal. The tradition represents "devi," the Hindu concept of female spiritual energy. Wooden balconies and windows surround the courtyard where the Kumari appears daily at regular times. Keep in mind that visitors can photograph the courtyard, but photos of the Kumari are forbidden. As you wander the conplex, look closely for intricate carvings on the doors and walls of the temple. Plan to visit Kumari Chowk and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kathmandu attractions using our Kathmandu trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you wait, the Kumari might come to the window and you can see her. But, you are not allowed to take any photos. Also, I understand that she only comes to the upper window before 12 noon 
  • 太神了,我遇見他兩次...太棒了,我往3樓看,並沒有看到甚麼,原來要等遊客聚集以後,KUMARI的父親就請她出來與大家碰面,原來是這樣.我第一次看到她,很漂亮.不能拍照, 然後我就跑去別的地方,又來到這地方.等了又等他出來.見她第2次.也向她拜了一下.Z非常不錯的一個經驗. 
  • We had the pleasure of seeing Kumari in 2011, it is incredible to think of anything so this time! Now, 11 years, notice the change... but his eyes are the same...
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