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Address: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Description: Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square...
Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar...

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A Kaleidoscope Of Colour

I loved Durbar Square. Loads to really sit and take in. This is the real deal not Thamel. Watching flower sellers threading the Marigolds for temple worshipers. The lighting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The area is now in ruins. Bulldozers are clearing the rubble. Will take years to reduild. Will never be the same again.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Only time will tell how much survived of the square. The early pictures are heart braking. The quality of craftsmanship was superior in stone and wood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Such a beautiful and historical place to soak in Nepal. Haggle in the market place, admire the colors of flowers for temple offerings, observe the traditions, walk amongst the locals, eat, sit and appreciate the traditions of life in this beautiful ancient place but most of all learn. The is so much to learn here! Heartbroken to see the devastation... More 

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This beautiful area is a must in Kathmandu. It is a fantastic evedence of the Nepalese architecture in all its beaty. Quite relaxing to sit down and just look people strolling around. There is so much what an eye can catch. You really should not miss this.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We are very lucky because we had been there before the earthquake, I wish they don't have to much damage

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

the building and campus was called heritage of nepal built in year 1600 around. the old architecture construction and inside is a small and big temple. the area is said to be the center of nepal king at that time. at mine time of review i feel sorry that this place is in news of being total demolished by earthquake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I loved Durbar Square. Loads to really sit and take in. This is the real deal not Thamel. Watching flower sellers threading the Marigolds for temple worshipers. The lighting of butter lamps, ringing of bells and the constant flow of prayer and mantras is a kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Being Mothers Day ladies were dressed in their best sari's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Elaborate carved windows and doors. Home to the Big Bell, bulit by the last Malla king. Next to the bell is the Barking Bell, named because dogs bark to its ring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have there at day trip. This place is look king old king place and you can find out lots of gift items at street as well food court. our guide told yes this place is on world heritage side also . Relay you can spend good quality time out there .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A really interesting place with many palace buildings belonging to the ancient kings of Nepal. The temple of Kumari, the living Godess is also here although she was not present while we were there.- It makes one want to learn more about this fascinating part of Nepalese history

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