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Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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It is a noteworthy landmark and worth seeing. Do your research, know where things are and what the stories behind them are. Standing idle will result in being hassled by prospective guides and they are very persistent. Use the leaflet from the ticket box to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I belong to HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA movie times.....my ageing really had made no difference to the thrilling experience of this antique carved wooden glory depicting the culture of the kings and queens of a certain period.... the premises utilised by Dev Anand in his...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Durbar Square, just outside of Tamil in Kathmandu, is a huge expanse of temples dating back to the third century. Here you will see temples dedicated to many gods, and also perhaps a living one; the child goddess Kumari. If you are lucky, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

renovation is extremely slow with evidence of callousness in conservation in stark contrast to bhaktapur. only the kumari chowk with it's splendid wooden architecture bears the testimony of earlier days. kalbhairav temple will fail to arouse any emotion in you. virtually nobody in the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place shows us Nepali traditional houses. This place take us in ancient time.Old buildings and very nice sculpture.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Durbar Square has historic background no doubt but the place is not being maintained properly. some of the part of the property is really nice and take you back in that historic era.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene_J_02
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A large and beautiful square in the heart of Kathmandu. Yes there was earthquake damage but it was nevertheless a real experience to visit the square and the surrounding wooden temples and buildings. Truly unique.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sankes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old wooden buildings many of which bear the scars of the earthquake. Durbar Square and surrounding area is best understood if you have a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JimandBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If temple hopping is your thing than this is another place which will interest people with religious bent of mind. Though pretty much ruined and broken due to the earthquake in 2015, it's apathy is further compounded by little or zero maintenance by the local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nhussain25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. A lot of earthquake damage still, but they are working hard to repair. Still lots of buildings to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 12, 2017|
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Response from murthiadvisor | 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
December 11, 2017|
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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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Be careful with Trekking agencies (3 Replies)
My visit to Nepal was the most memorable trip last year. Everything was spectacular except for the trek which I was most excited about. With a friend's recommendation I relied on this agency, HIUCHULI TREKS, to provide me and my two friends with our first trekking experience and came back with a bitter experience. From the start, this agency was not responsive - bad communication, inconsistent information and very hard to get hold of. At the beginning we thought, may be that's what it is with...More
April 12, 2010|
Response fromSingaporeFun1971|
Thank you so much! I will definitely keep this agency in mind for my next visit.
Entrance fees (1 Replies)
Hi I'm off to Kathmandu next week!! Does anybody know the uptodate entrance fees for Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath - and any others Many Thanks CArole x
October 04, 2008|
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