Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, is one of the oldest religious sites in Kathmandu. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was badly damaged by the earthquake. Although the rubble has been cleared, some damage still remains. A set of 365 stairs leads people directly to this Buddhist temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three squares in the valley. I previously documented Patan Durbar Square. The day I was at Kathmandu Durbar Square, it was Indra Jatra, the biggest festival in the city. The festivities hadn't quite started yet, but women and girls were dressed in red. One young girl was dressed up as the Kumari — the living goddess who would make an appearance later in the day. The Kumari is a young girl worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists.