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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited this area, I was approached by many beggars. We also saw dead bodies in from of the temples. It took over two hours for an ambulance to come and remove them.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a central place for tourist to visit re sightseeing & shopping.... lots of restaurants, cafes & boutique hotels are in & around this area... streets are narrow & traffic horrendous.

Thank Roomi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine buildings destroyed by the earthquake. Most of it still in ruins but been rebuilt. Exquisite craftsmanship in wood & bricks. The central piece is the Kumari Mahal. A must-visit in Nepal.

Thank Sayeed C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy and dirty. Most of the square is still in repair from the eartquake in 2014 It' s overrated and spoiled.

Thank SuzanneMarcel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still Renovation is going on most of Temples. Gadhi baithak jas finished almost from outside. It seems to busy on the street.

Thank Chandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being that some of the country’s greatest treasures are here, you’d think I would rate it higher. But the earthquake tore it all up and it’s in a major state of repair. And what really bothered me about this place was the people and their...More

Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of temples and old buildings to wander around. The cost is 1000 NPR but if you take your passport, a passport photo and your entry ticket to the site office they will give you a pass which lasts as long as your visa so...More

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the center of the city and a lot of temples and monuments are here or just around. My suggestion is to start from the Dubai plaza and keep it as a reference point for all walks around. For local standards is very expensive...More

1  Thank Marioviaggiatore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to find something the Nepali people loved and respected and were told this was it, where it all began, so we visited.... It seems that all the locals and anyone who looks local gets in free and all the tourists are asked to...More

Thank RSC1003Miami
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Durbar Square. Nice place to hang out, as there is no traffic within the square itself. Grab a coffee and enjoy looking at the Bodinath Stupa.

Thank tamaletown
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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
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