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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: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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“Don't miss it”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

It's expensive, for Nepal at 1100 rupee. But it's well worth the price. Bhaktapur is a charming, beautiful town. The square is very nice, but it's the overall atmosphere that makes this place so special. We were there about 3pm and got to see kids playing badminton, soccer and frisbee in the square after school. Definitely less crowded than the Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, though a bit out of the way. Combined this visit with a trip to Nagarkot, also highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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dundee, scotland
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“Old Nepal”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great place to see, we were recommend this by our hotel manager, I'm so glad we went there,was lovely, unique..I would recommend taking a guide which will only cost NR500, but ours was so nice we bought him dinner and a beer and gave him NR1000...he went away a happy man!
be careful of street sellers prices, a bag which they can sell you for 1500 will cost you 300 at the next stall...always remember to haggle..... we sat and had some Momos and Ghurka beers here....truly amazing

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Must see to get the Old Nepal feel”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

One of the few places still left in Nepal which will provide you with an authentic Old Nepal feel. The buildings here are ancient and some date back to thousands of years. One can also see influence of different cultures, Tibetan, Indian, etc.
One needs to pay for admission and has to be issued a tourist badge to visit the place.

Visited April 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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“A feast for the eyes”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Durbar Square - Bhaktapur is one of the three main Durbar (royal) Squares near Kathmandu,Nepal. In my opinion is is the best of the three. It is certainly the largest and feels the most lived in as it has shops and homes inside it, without appearing too touristy though. The others are newer and have suffered quite a lot of damage over the years and been restored. However all three are worth a look, though they get a been 'samey' after two.

The architecture of these places are amazing and different to what you'll see both in India and Eastern Asia. There is a small entrance fee which comes with a info sheet, but I suggest you hire a guide who can take you around and explain the history of the various places in more detail.

You can take photos of the Sahdu's (holy men) there, but they usually want a small donation. Watch out and some are fakes, though its hard for a visitor to tell the difference.

Visited March 2013
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Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia
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“Terrific attraction close to Kathmandu”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This review is really about the whole visit to Bhaktapur, not just the durbar square. Kathmandu is becoming so ugly and congested, it's a relief to be able to get away from it and experience a taste of something different. The ancient capital of Bhaktapur is about 40 minutes by taxi from the Thamel district and can easily be done as a half-day excursion. We paid 2,500 rupees for a return trip by taxi from the Kathmandu Guest House (about $US28). Entry to Bhaktapur is 1,100 rupees ($US12). You get a map and it's up to you to stroll, absorb and enjoy the beautiful architecture, carved wooden buildings, shrines, temples and everyday life of this fascinating place. There are the usual souvenirs and a good cafe. Take water, hat and camera.

Visited April 2013
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