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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed today via mobile

1000 rupees per foreigner. What a ridiculous price. We read the reviews when we got there and are skeptical that the money is actually going towards restoration. We chose not to visit after seeing the price and reading the reviews.

Thank NZKateNJake
Reviewed yesterday

the historical attractions mix well with the little shops (or vice versa) and it is not rare to see sadus who will agree to have their photo taken in exchange of a few rupees

Thank Vera M
Reviewed yesterday

This was the abode of the Kings, their Durbar, meaning Royal Court, and a collection of historical buildings, around a paved square , where handicrafts & masks & sculptures & small brass statues, & costume jewelry are sold in a series of open shops.There are...More

Thank Joy_0f_Travelling
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was really sad that you could still see the effects of the tragic earthquake of 2015, but the grandeur and beauty of this place is still very visible. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank elsa n
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here along with my family. Wanted to show them the beautiful architecture of this place. So many structures are there. Some are still there and some are still standing but not the full structure (only either the base or the bricks).

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Originally a beautiful place... after the earthquakes non much to see. That is not the problem... the problem is that for western people they ask to pay 1500 rs. ! That is a crazy amount for any kind of service and nothing to see. I...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place right in the center of kathmandu with all the street shops and walking distance from thamel, this place is full of temple and holds history and the culture and major festival take place in Kathmandu Durbar square.

Thank Nepaliwanderlust
Reviewed 5 days ago

a must visit place in kathmandu, surrounded by the history of Nepal, great place with various kind of art and artitecture and culture as well as religions.

Thank NepaDreamTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is old heritage structure from where king used to operate. there have been damages during earthquake.

Thank MukeshDave
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't know what to expect because we had heard about the earthquake damage, but Durbar square was a great place to visit. A "guide" sidled up to us as we were paying our entrance fee and from that moment on he stuck with us...More

Thank michael e
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