Harmonious Kathmandu in the Malla Period

Patan Durbar Square. Image: flickr/Chris Hartford

Father Gillespie in his ‘Account of the Kingdom of Nepal’ published in the Asiatic Researcher, 1801, wrote: “Cat’hmandu contains about 18000 houses, Lelit Pattan 25000 houses, B’hatgan 2000 houses. Besides these Thimi and another Cipali (Kirtipur), each contains about 8000 houses… Continue reading