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Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Address: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square,...

Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.

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Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

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This section of Kathmandu was seriously damaged by the earthquake and repairs are under way. It is still worth a visit in that the old structures and their architectural style are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This section of Kathmandu was seriously damaged by the earthquake and repairs are under way. It is still worth a visit in that the old structures and their architectural style are still very visible. Do stop by and greet the living goddess. Ask the guards to summon her and she may very well appear. Just make sure your camera is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Yes there is visible damage and some temples have been completed flattened but it's still a great place to visit. There is enough standing to still get the sense of 'wow' and seeing all the locals going about their rituals is fun to witness. Due to the lack of tourists at the moment you may get approached a number of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Most temples etc you will have to pay to see in Kathmandu. For example you will pay 1000 ruppies which is about 10 dollars. Yes they need the money, because ,i believe, the Quake did not help.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Everyone that is visiting KTM should at least have a look at the Durbar Square but don't have high expectations. Many tempels were destroyed or damaged. I personally enjoy Patans Durbar Square more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Seems to have lost its charm by the earthquake. I believe the entrance fee is 2000 NPR, cant be sure but we remember it was expensive. Sneak in with the locals, that's the only way I would recommend visiting this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

One of the best ambience of Kathmandu where you can connect with history and culture of this town. A place to pray no matter what is your religion. Very crowded yet very peaceful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Great architecture and beautiful designs! Most buildings are still in good standing despite the earth quake. Lots of local flare, monkeys included :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We went there really early to catch sunrise, and it turned out ticket booths were closed at that time so we ended up not paying 1000NPR. This amount might seem a bit high for what the place has to offer. Most of it is destroyed and inside is not too clean, there is a lot of rubbage and burning.Early morning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We enjoyed visiting durbar square. We felt surrounded by the colours and flavours, submerged in a lively environment with both rituals and day to day life. The damage is clear, but it hasn't stopped the local population from making this a great place to visit. I enjoyed keeping myself quietly in the background.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

very old historical ceremonial buildings and many smaller temples within the complex. The buildings are very preserve.

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