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“World best place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanuman Dhoka Square

Hanuman Dhoka Square
Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #7 of 59 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Real monkeys live in this square, built to honor the mischievous and courageous monkey god Hanuman.
Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
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“World best place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer comprising Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. It also houses two museums. Important ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are held in the Kathmandu Darbar Square. Most parts of the palace premise are open for tourists throughout the week during office hours.

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting Historical Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The old designs of the buildings were amazing. The place is very old and people everywhere. It is interesting to observe other cutures and their relgions. This place is very specail for the Nepalese people.

Visited October 2012
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“nice square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Hanuman dhoka is a nice place to visit.There are so many historical arts in this square.Very historical place.I recommed this place to visit.

Visited December 2012
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“Traditional Nepal of Herge style!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

If you have ever read Tintin In Tibet by Herge you will recognise the area around this place! Start off at what is still called Durbar Square. Since I lasst saw it in 2006 it has been tidied up. The hustle and bustle is gone and it is now getting sanitised
I wonder what Captain Haddock would say if he was to return to Kathmandu!

Visited December 2012
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“view from Mahadev-Parbati temple around the palace. I really like to see people walk aroound the temple.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Perfect place to visit ! Do not miss to visit Hanuman Dhoka Square. Close to walk from busy Thamel. I prefere to see artsand carving in the temple.

Visited December 2012
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