Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,245 contributions
Apr. 2022
Unfortunately still visible damages after the earthquake (2015). This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers ancient palaces and temples. Steep entrance fee of 1000 NPR even when you just need to cross the square if you are foreigner, after 6 pm free. You will be constantly bothered by number of young men offering to be your guide. The major Interesting thing to see here is "Kumari (The Living Goddess). Taleju Temple is the landmark of the square unfortunately is not open to public. What I detested were motor bikes operation on the square in the evening.
Written 10 May 2022
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CKF
CT2,111 contributions
Apr. 2022
We found our experience in Durbar Square to be underwhelming. The buildings were interesting, some still under repair with visible damage from the 2015 earthquake. Due to its historical significance, with the structures dating back to the 18th century, it is included on most itineraries, especially because of the Kumari Chowk, home to the young Kumari (living goddess). However, we found that we could have skipped this attraction. We did, however, have an enjoyable lunch at a rooftop cafe overlooking the square.
Written 8 May 2022
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Sharif Razi Al Mahmud
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions
Mar. 2022
As I heard it does not remain the same as it was earlier. It was more impactful before the Nepal earthquake.
Written 5 April 2022
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Gary M
Florida3 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar. This ancient palace is located in the center of Kathmandu. It is alos a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient palace lies in the heart of the city. It consists of huge Royal Palace with different temples, inside as well as outside the temple, dating from the 15th to the 18th century. Don't waste your time waiting to see the Kumari.
Written 1 April 2022
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Pankaj_Purohit683
Jaisalmer, India210 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
It's very beautiful and historical buildings and I have enjoyed the structure of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It's worth to visit.
Written 7 February 2022
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Isabella S
Kathmandu, Nepal46 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Beautiful square with historic buildings. Some are still being repaired from the earthquake years back. But overall nice experience. Went there twice. Once in the afternoon and the other time at evening.
Written 4 February 2022
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stroller
Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Family
Another must to do list in Kathmandu. The ancient architectures are very charming. Plenty of great sculptures adorn the compound.
Written 26 January 2022
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Greg W
Pleasant Grove, UT47 contributions
Oct. 2021
Beautiful place with so much history. Still a lot of construction trying to fix buildings from the earth quake, but you felt like you where in a place where so much history began.
Written 11 November 2021
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jessy23goa
Haifa, Israel27 contributions
Oct. 2020
it has always been one of my favorite places, full of history and charm, ancient temples, unfortunately the earthquake left an indelible mark, I went back after 5 years but the square is no longer the same, the temples are being rebuilt very slowly, but for me the magic that that place offered disappeared
Written 3 September 2021
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Irina Bond
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Feb. 2021 • Friends
House of living goddess Kumari, ruins after the earthquake, university of Sanskrit (the oldest language on the planet), traditional market (where you shouldn’t forget to bargain) and the rooftop restaurant above the square. Was very happy to find wonderful handmade singing bowl. If you meditate or just like to sit in peace and quiet, would suggest you to get one too.
Written 18 February 2021
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