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Basantapur Tower

Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 980-3620723
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Very Beautiful

A must see if you are in Kathmandu. Worth the entry and even better with a guide to find some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vince A
Covered in scaffolding

The most interesting fact is that China is going to undertake its refurbishment. If it does not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, United Kingdom
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This is the tallest of four towers (or "durbars") built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in honor of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 980-3620723
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see if you are in Kathmandu. Worth the entry and even better with a guide to find some hidden secrets. So enjoy!

Thank Vince A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most interesting fact is that China is going to undertake its refurbishment. If it does not collapse completely before then !

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building are really different than Kathmandu, Had lunch in a cafe 4 flights up which gave great views and was cooler. There are some good shops here. Great photo opportunity's too.

Thank Hypnoticmuse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another part of Durbar Square that was badly damaged in the 2015 Earthquake - they need our money to help restore this wonderful Tower . I have nothing but admiration for the Nepali people . I would stress none too highly when visiting to engage...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The tower was not to badly affected by the earthquake and definetly a place you must have seen. We got a lot of explaining by our guide and without it, it would be half as nice.

Thank JohnRiver1985
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went to see this in Durbar Square unfortunately it was badly damaged in the earthquake. They are working very hard to restore it

Thank perakash
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Sadly, this building is not open due to damage in the 2015 earthquake. It is closed for repairs. It costs Rs1000 (US$10) to enter the dubar complex but much of can't really be seen.

Thank rgbob
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is one of my favorite spots in Kathmandu and also probably in all of Nepal. I love sitting here and spending time with the local kids enjoying the local delicacies. There are tons of options you can choose for food. Newari food stalls nearby...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This tower which is located in the heart of Kathmandu is the one of the attraction that you won't missed.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 18 September 2017

part of durbar square, and a very historical place to visit. recommended to see, if visiting as its a part of the same area.

Thank Amar G
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