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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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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 21, 2017

Would like to have seen Durbar Square before the earthquake but it is still interesting to visit. A lot of the buildings are still beautiful and you can still get a good feel for the place.

Probably a good idea to hire a guide or read some history about it beforehand.
Some knowledge of Hinduism would be helpful.

Hopefully the $10 entrance fee will help with the reconstruction.

Thank wendyc2020
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

I was not lucky enough to see Durbar Square before the devastating impact of the recent earthquake. It is still worth visiting as there is a good atmosphere in and around the square. There is a $10 fee to enter and whilst I don’t know for definite I hope this is going towards the restoration. It will be years before it is anything like before but I hope they are successful as it is so sad to see the impact this single event has had.

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Even if some buildings were damaged by the earthquake in 2015, there is still a lot to see and beautiful temples. Take your time to appreciate what was left.

Thank ESolorzanoLemus
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Historic palace and temples, absolutely stunning. Be prepared to be harassed by people who want to be your guide - they are persistent, and there are a lot of them. A shame to see the earthquake damage, but a lovely place to visit. The entrance fee goes toward its repair work.

Thank meganandrichard
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

It's sad to see the damage to the beautiful old historical temples after the 2015 earthquake. Very interesting and full of rich history.

Thank GaryS4763
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