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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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"living goddess"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place used to be great before the earthquake. Im saddened by the government of nepal for taking a slow initiative. All the great monuments were devasted but the rebuild is taking so long. 3 years and still no progress. Paying almost 10Usd is just...More

Thank rukm123
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's about 1/3 still standing, 1/3 under major repair, and 1/3 flattened and gone forever. The entrance fee has approx trebled in the last 3 years and now stands at a hefty NPR1000 for Westerners, even though there is less to see - you just...More

1  Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Durbar is very beatifull. Its worth to take a guide who will tell you about the history. You can take one at the entrance. Unfortunatelly you can still see the efect of the earthquake and some of the buildings are still demage.

Thank Adamjot
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I paid for a guide so I could learn about this historic square and the people who live in the area. It is a beautiful setting, an important part of Kathmandu, and a must see if you want to understand the country and the people.

Thank moveyourfeet
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just wanted to see the hotel I stayed at many years ago. It was on opposite side of square and I was stopped and told to pay 1000 rupees! Are you kidding me! No way, not worth It.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, it's impressive and, behind the scaffolding, you can just about make out some of the grand temples, but the whole place is chaotic. There is a fairly expensive fee to pay, yet you can quite easily walk right past the booth,...More

Thank Luke E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see due to lots of contructions going on to rebuild the temples after the earthquake which probably explains the high entrance fee of 1000rps.

Thank chanyen913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Durbar Square is what I expected of Karthmandu, not the sprawling city. I wish I had seen it before the earthquake, but China and US Embassy are funding the reconstruction. Temples with scaffolding have photos of what they looked like before the quake. Some buildings...More

Thank Gale S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning architecture of this iconic location was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake and is still under reconstruction. We were asked repeatedly to produce our tickets. Admission seemed expensive ($10usd) but if you are an architecture buff this is a Kathmandu must visit.

Thank Gina G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the earthquake has shaken some of the structures, you have to see the architecture of those monuments and the ambiance of it all ! Take the time to feel the effects ! You can ask some questions too to get into the mood...More

Thank Maurice C
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December 12, 2017|
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Response from murthir | Reviewed this property |
Painfully slow, if you know what i mean. But considering the political instability prevailing i the country at the moment and the nature of restorative work required, it seems to be an unavoidable delay. Lets hope the final... More
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Response from michelleAbutler | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could have a tour Just need to let the guide know how much time you have so they can move along a bit quicker
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