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Kashthamandap

Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #24 of 61 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Kasthamandap Temple after which Kathmandu was named and this reddish three-storied temple just catch my eye. I loved the crowd, pigeons and lots of colors of this place. Ladies selling colorful garlands, Holi colors which I enjoyed a lot. The Royal palace in Darbar square is close from here.

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belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Kasthamandap is one of the famouls and attractive place to see wood caving and architecture of nepal. How grate Name and place to see.

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pune
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a attraction in the Darbar square. Because of this the name Kathmandu for the city. the carvings excellent.It is from the tree Sal. There are 4 Ganeshas in 4 corners. worth a visit

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

An open temple, without walls, built with the wood of a single tree, which was used as a place for receipt of public figures visiting in Kathmandu. Very alive, this temple which serves as a meeting place, discussions, games, is surrounded by a pit open market, close to the royal palace in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The place is very lively.... More

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Santo Stino di Livenza, Italy
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347 reviews 347 reviews
171 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

always full of tourists, near temple where trekker went before their trekking. This temple is one of the most interested temple in durbar square..

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This pagoda styal 3 story wooden, temple give name to present kathmandu, kath, meant, wood & mandup meant built, and according to histroy its built by wood from a single tree, Thires manny diffrent tel though,near by an freekstreet,kumari ghar ( kumari house) Hanumandhoka,an old place of malla king .thirs intrance fee 750 rs,make sure and aske at the counter... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Kasthamandap or lets say Maru Sattal; literally "Wood-Covered Shelter" is a three-storied temple situated at Maru, Kathmandu. It is one of the largest and most noted pagodas of Nepal. The pagoda enshrines a statue of Gorakhnath. This temple is built in pagoda style design. It was built in the early sixteenth century by King Laxmi Narsingha Malla. The whole temple... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Very historical, and interesting architecture of pagoda

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