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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Durbur Square is a not to be missed attraction. The square is visually stunning. We arrived early in the morning before the tourist rush. Great place for photographers. A well maintained area and a super area for observing the ebb and flow of daily activity.

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Albuquerque
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The square was very clean with temples of different architectural styles. there are hotels, shops and restaurants surrounding the square. It was easy and affordable to purchase a high quality bronze statue of the Buddha

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Cork
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We absolutely loved Patans Durbar Square. The whole area is so beautiful and you can spend hours just sitting in the square watching the world go by. I'd definitely recommend staying the night in Patan, you will get your moneys worth and seeing the square first thing in the morning without the tourists is a beautiful sight. I'd also recommend... More

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It costs R500 to get in as a foreigner and R400 if you want to go into the museum. Grab a drink from the rooftop cafe on the edge of the square (I can't remember what it's called, but look the the Carlsburg beer sign) for the best, most relaxed view. Also, visit on a Saturday - in Nepal this... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's great to have morning walk in a very charming place, lively, full of friendly people. Although they usually sweep the road, but plenty of dust still aggravated allergies in me.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Kathmandu is known as Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples,... More

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Darjeeling, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You'll know if you walk the busy city 'roads' of Kathmandu, that the prophecy of mankind having to "buy" breathable air in the coming future might just be a reality! In such a scenario, the Lalitpur Durbar Square is a breather. Although, the bikers and mopeders will blow its horns and exhausts till the fringes of the square, but once... More

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Thamel,Kathmandu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

If the hanuman dhoka durbar square has unique combination of malls and shah period architecture,patan durbar square on the other hand reflects singular malla architecture.It has a unique architecture style manga hiti,the sunken stone water spout and the magnificent Krishna temple,a shikhara style temple built of stone are really perfect. I enjoy a lot, visiting different courtyard of patandurbar square.The... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

There are 3 main squares in Kathmandu and this is one of them. The square is a 15 - 20 minute ride from Kathmandu. Its not as large as the Kathmandu square, but it seems a lot more vibrant and interesting. Its laid out also slightly better so that you can walk around comfortably. Visit the museum. Its stunning. Walk... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Patan's Durbar square truly deserves it's World Heritage status. It is an amazing collection of Buddhist and Hindu buildings. Patan / Lalitpur is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu south across the Bagmati River. Its a wonderful place to wander for a couple of hours, with no cars in your way. There is a ticket kiosk at the entrance to the... More

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