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“Big and beautiful but touristic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Bhaktapur
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The ancient city Bhaktapur lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley which is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal and this old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in large group. you can visit to this place to experience Nepali culture,tradition,religion from right way.we are here to support you for your tours.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Big and beautiful but touristic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Compared to Patan's Durbar Square Bhaktapur attracts more people, and as such more locals hassling you for them to be your guide, and the occasional kid asking for money. Despite this, it's worthwhile if you have a few days in the Kathmandu valley and there are regular short buses running between Bhaktapur and other places around the Kathmandu area. We decided to bus from Bhaktapur to Nagakot for example. The newer Lonely Planet books have a great walking tour that starts from Bhaktapur's Durbar Square and is worth doing if you have the book.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Compared to Durbar square in Katmandu this place is sublime. Its really a living museum with the locals living in ancient houses going about their lives under your nose. We took a guide 500rps for 4 hours- it was well worth it as he was local and was able to show us things we would have missed on our own. There is a wonderful rooftop cafe as you enter the square which is a great place to while away an hour after sightseeing. I agree with the previous review it would be well worth spending a night there.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This place deserves an overnight stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

There is just so much to see. Just getting lost is part of the experience. Bring a good guide book so you don't miss the important things.

Visited January 2013
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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great historical site - a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was my 2nd journey here - if you are into your history and heritage sites then this is a must see.

However, any trip to Nepal should and must include this site.

Visited January 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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“Ancient wood carvings worth seeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Honestly most of the Durbar Squares in and around Kathmandu look the same, because they have very similar aspects to them. This square was really interesting to visit. You pay to get into the square itself and once inside you walk around and see the buildings and get up close to the wood carvings.

Visited January 2013
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