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“Beautiful square”

Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square...
Ranked #38 of 199 things to do in Kathmandu
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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 18, 2017 via mobile

The historic buildings, small museum and shops make this location worth the visit. However, many of the temples were badly damaged in the earthquake and they are still under construction.

Thank Marla M
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We were there on a Sunday afternoon and the place was teeming with life. From the craft sellers who displayed their ware in neat rows, to groups of tourists and lone travelers, and families on an outing. Many places are still undergoing reconstruction after the 2015 earthquake, and the entrance fee of 1000 rupees for foreigners goes towards the work and encouraging the hospitable people you meet. I was surprised that visitors could access the small courtyard of the Kumari’s home and could imagine her looking down from the small windows above. To get more fully into the atmosphere, you may wish to approach the Square from the north where the narrow cobbled lanes are packed with locals shopping and brave motorcyclists squeezing in.

Thank Siewwan
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Most precious visit to Durbar Square for us toVisit this place to see the historical artifacts of Nepal. You can see the cultural significance in the old monuments as well as temples. There is a goodies and gift shop with hand made artifices. Enjoyed great time.

Thank Jigneshpatel277
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

This was affected badly by the earthquake in 2014, but it’s history is everlasting. Pay for a registered guide to get the best experience at between ten and fifteen dollars for a group of four.

Thank Slentp
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

I found myself free for a few hours in Kathmandu and decided to visit Durbar Square. The reviews seemed mixed with some people thinking it over priced at 1000 rupees.

But it is ancient and beautiful - different to anything I had seen before and quite wonderful to behold amidst the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Make sure see it!

Thank Jonathan E
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