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Durbar (Central) Square

Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Most towns and cities have a durbar, or central, square. Patan's is comparatively quiet, surrounded by peaceful palace courtyards, shops and pagoda... more » Owner description: Most towns and cities have a durbar, or central, square. Patan's is comparatively quiet, surrounded by peaceful palace courtyards, shops and pagoda temples. « less
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Kathmandu, Nepal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It feels like you are back to past when you are there. Masterpiece of wood art of medieval period. Living Goddess Kumari.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Foreign tourists (only ) must pay to get into basically a shopping area with lots of very average temples. If you want to then go into the museum or golden temple you must pay again. Foreign tourists are seen as walking ATMS. Bhaktapur (even though more expensive) was much better value. Dont waste your time here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

in comparison with Thamel and Bakhtapur, it's less touristy and authentic. Every morning there's chants praising Hindu Gods. It's an tranquil experience sitting there listen to the chants, at the same time seeing children feeding pigeons at the square...the palaces are most worth going

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Valencia, Spain
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There's a small fee for tourist, but it is a really nice place. Most temples are closed, but if you can get inside they are really nice. If you go at sunrise you can see people making the offerings, singing and enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We paid 20 dollars for our own local tour guide who spent 2hrs escorting us around all the temples and sharing his wealth of knowledge about religious and cultural facts pertaining to life in Patan and Kathmandu. Well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a place, what an architecture. Probably the best place out of three squares in and around KTM. A must for all itineraries.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was the third time I visited the Patan Durbar Square since 2001 and this time I found that it is very well preserved, more information available for all tourists, very good restaurants available at reasonable prices with both Nepali as international dishes. A very reasonable entrance fee is charged for foreigners that contribute to its maintenance. Most of the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Patan Durbar Square is in my opinion the best Durbar Square in the Kathmandu area, because its incredible architecture and sculptures are complemented by how integrated the area is into the daily lives of people in Patan. Though it might give apoplexy to conservators, the fact that you have kids playing amongst priceless treasures and lovers canoodling under the watchful... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Peace and nice but near by big crowd .architecture is hundred of yrs ago.people culture and traditions are supurb.same like bhaktpur Darbar square .you can feel newari culture from local

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The drive to get here is totally worth the spectacular architecture, history and the museum. It is much better kept than Durbar square in Kathmandu and it's a good place to simply wander about and let the detailed ornate carvings and extravagant decorations sink in.

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