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Address: Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this...

Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.

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Very much worthy place to go and see. Very much damaged because of the earthquake, but still great to get immersed and hear the story. Please, hire a guide in the entrance for 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very much worthy place to go and see. Very much damaged because of the earthquake, but still great to get immersed and hear the story. Please, hire a guide in the entrance for 10 dolars

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

As the story says that the king have got the places of pilgrims constructed right at his palace for his comfort. How showcase good architecture of ancient history.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Such a shame all that is there a the moment is a pile of bricks!! No signs of reconstruction !! Yet one year on!!

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The city Kathmandu was named after this Temple - Kasthamandap. A massive earthquake that hit Nepal exactly a year ago damaged most of the infrastructures and monuments including this temple. This temple was totally damaged and turned into ground zero on first day of the earthquake and from first shock that hit Nepal. Blood donation program was going on at... More 

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Gold Coast Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

You pay 1000 NPR, AU$12 to enter the square. It is all very interesting, although not as nice as before the earthquake.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This place looks really beautiful but I was unlucky that I couldn't see this place before the destruction. Now all is destroyed after the earthquake and you can see just few tourists.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This is one of the main temple in durbar square. People say city name is derived from his temple. It also get damaged by earth quake

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Surat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

One of the temple in Darbad Square. Got effected with the earthquake and got badly damaged in this place. Kathmandu City name got from the Historic Name Kashthamandap. Dont really know the history of it. you guys can reach here by walk if you're in Thamel or just around in City Centre. Enjoy

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Thank tailor1989
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The name "Kathmandu" capital city of Nepal is derived from Kasthamandap. And as per legend, the structure is made by one big tree wood. Nearby Kasthamandap we can see lots of people are selling bunch of flowers, garlands, vegetables etc. Inside the Kasthamndap there is a statue of Guru Gorakhnath and another four corner stone statue of Goddess. We can... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

we visited kathmandu dubar square Sadly affected by the earthquake, but like so much of Nepal, it is being rebuilt. Hope they can make better soon still there are many place to see we relay like this place .

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