Basantapur Tower

Basantapur Tower, Kathmandu: Address, Phone Number, Basantapur Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Basantapur Tower
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This is the tallest of four towers (or "durbars") built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in honor of Kathmandu Valley.
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Kiran S
45 contributions
The architecture of basantapur is very historic and finely crafted. The place has old woody fragrance and can see lots of pigeons and monkey. The tea of different species and herbs are really fashion. Its not clean all the time and doesn't require any tickets.
Written March 22, 2020
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Saima N
Mumbai, India34 contributions
Solo
My trip to Basanthpur was fun because I was following my Lonely Planet guide. But the guides there are agressive, rude, and persistent. One kept following me around till i had to warn him, that if he didnt back off I will complain to the police!
Written April 9, 2015
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anupam b
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,166 contributions
This is one of heritage site of Nepal in darbar square. The structure and architecture is really very nice.very close to Thamel and within walking distance. One of the main tourist attractions in Nepal.
Written April 3, 2015
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MedievalTours
Kathmandu, Nepal4 contributions
Friends
need some cleaniness is need. Proper lighting system is also needed but place is very nice one should visit there when you are in kathmandu because from where you can see old kathmandu local life styale
Written December 2, 2011
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Aurora S
Ipswich, UK127 contributions
Again this was part of of our tour, and is a must see historically.. Architecturally is fascinating too ..
Written January 15, 2020
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jonotee
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Solo
I mean it's nice, but its too touristy with many touts around trying to get you to pay an obnoxious entrance fee which you can easily avoid by walking round the local streets to get in at the back. I would say the local streets were more interesting.
Written March 4, 2015
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Mathieu S
Medlow Bath, Australia124 contributions
Solo
This is a place well worth visiting whilst you are going through Durbar Square. I would even advise to start with this site, as te top gives yo ua magnificient view of Durbar Sqaure as a whole
Written October 6, 2014
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Ravsb
Houston, TX42 contributions
The square as you walk in is huge and breathtaking. The various points of interest around the area are fun and interesting to explore. We especially enjoyed the pottery square where you see local artists making pottery. There are also a couple of thankha painting schools which are great to visit. We visited during the Teej festival and there were women in beautiful red sarees dancing around the area. The shopping was fun too, with better quality and better prices (after bargaining down)
Written August 28, 2014
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nepalwatcher
Kathmandu148 contributions
Solo
Hike a minute down old Jochen for a great view of the tower. Close-up, marvel at the magnificent wood-carved doors, windows and balconies.
Written December 10, 2011
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s h
Tennessee31 contributions
Family
I don't know if you can go into this tower or not, but I was amazed anyway because of all the hand carved wood work around the outside.
Written October 24, 2011
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