Basantpur Dabali
Basantpur Dabali
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,764 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This marketplace is a short walk from the palaces on Durbar Square. Most of the stalls appear to be selling art and antique brass products.These products appear to be old but are actually new, made to look like antiques. The plethora of stalls lined up to sell these is a major hint that is the case. One genuine thing you can get here are Tibetan singing bowls plus an endless choice of tourist trinkets.
Written March 22, 2024
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Ace A
Washington DC, DC36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
A touristy place that is, nonetheless, a delight to visit and experience. It is essentially a marketplace with established businesses setting shop along the periphery of the square and the famous open-air souvenir/artifact stalls in the middle. Very enjoyable indeed.
Written February 26, 2017
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Yogendra Rajkarnikar
Kathmandu, Nepal153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Basantpur Dabali is wide open place next to living goddess resistance in Kathmandu Durbar square. People can just stay relax and watching people passers-by and activities to stay live. At this place there is a flea market of handicrafts where people can buy interesting stuff to fit your empty space at home on bargaining price. To get there for tourists they have to entrance fee of
10 $ or Rs 1000/- once you get there you see old place as well.
Written December 21, 2016
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James Bond
London, UK757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
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The Basantapur Dabali Square is an open area near Freak Street and the Darbur Square complex that functions, among other things, as an open-air souvenir market. It also serves to be the gathering place for festivals and large-group meetings. With the vendors all lined up to one side facing the exit from Darbur Square, it has an open and welcoming ambiance to the place, hawkers eagerly awaiting for tourists and visitors alike filing out of the square after touring the famous Kathmandu POI. Mind you, the souvenir vendors are not aggressive at all, even allowing you to look over their wares without accosting you. Compared to, say, Asian sellers or Arab touts, these Nepali vendors are as meek and docile as sheep. Now, having said that, it is quite touristy for my taste -- with the prices to match. (As of this writing, the place has largely escaped unscathed from the April 2015 earthquake.) Not exactly an exciting place but, being close to Darbur Square and free of charge, still is worth a short peek. Grade B-plus.

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Written November 17, 2015
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Located a short distance away from Thamel, Basantpur Durbar Square is beautiful and spacious. This open air square is replete with architectural wonders & temples of yore.
Written August 14, 2023
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited this small market area as part of our tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square - and came away with a tiger/sheep game after some bartering of course!
Written March 27, 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is the also known as Durbah Square and is square in front of the fomer Royal Palace of the Kingdom Of Kathmandu and is the historical center of the city and although the April 2015 earthquake destroyed a number of buildings this is a place of history, crowds, sights and senses. and not to be missed. The area is full of elaborate old buildings and temples and interesting people.
Written January 20, 2019
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Bibek Poudel
Pokhara, Nepal1,479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The place has history of ancient archeology and engineering which has proved that its more scientific from that time. However earthquake of 2015 has hit whole city to destruction, perhaps few time ahead, whole city will be back after restoration and tourists can view more realistic view very soon.
Written April 22, 2018
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1TheBoudhaINN
Kathmandu, Nepal33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Very nice ancient historical place,looks very beautiful.Really felt best refreshed when we visited this place.
Written June 27, 2017
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