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“Dashain Festival”

Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
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Owner description: Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was here for the Dashain festival this year. Very photogenic with the ritual sacrifice of Bullocks, goats and cocks, Thousands of people, A happy time for all. Except the sacrifices, Everyone that I wished a Happy Dashain to just beamed and wished me a Happy Dashain too. I was here 30 years ago and It was much bloodier,

Thank Victor A
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - enough said! Amazing! The touts that hang around offering tours are a detraction, but just be firm. Also, if you are staying in Kathmandu for multiple days you can go to the official office there and get your ticket stamped so you only need to pay once (have your passport and an extra photo available)

Thank peebo38
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The centre of Kathmandu is graced with this collection of beautiful temples. There is Durbar square in all three cities of the Kathmandu: Patang, Baktapur and Kathmandu. They are all impressive but confusing without a good guide book or guide. They are fascinating when properly described and put in their historical context. The one in Kathmandu is 10 minute walk from Thamel. My favorite part is the residence of the Kumari Devi, the living goddess. You don't get to see her but the concept is interesting.

Thank 432JamesD
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

It is really amazing, but you must also see Bhaktapur Durbar Square as well. It is much more silent and somewhat has a different beauty...

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Interesting place with hawkers trying to sell you crappy stuff, all claimed to me hand made by themselves!
Westerners mean wealth to them and the prices asked are ridiculous and its not uncommon for them to drop their price from $25 to $3

Thank Jonathan N
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