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Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Address: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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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It's old, it's dusty, it can get messy. Truly worth the visit.

I saw a guy loading bricks by hand at the side of the road. He seems to be the only one working. If that is the pace of reconstruction, then it would take forever to get back in... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw a guy loading bricks by hand at the side of the road. He seems to be the only one working. If that is the pace of reconstruction, then it would take forever to get back in shape. It is not a wonder how everything has been quite the same since forever. The visit would be worthwhile for a... More 

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Manly, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Historical, dramatic, it's a building site in places, great local people watching. Sad to see the earthquake damage to such old and impressive buildings, at first 1000r might seem quite expensive, but spare a thought to an impoverished nation rebuilding its capital. A lot of touts - but it's worth getting a guide to fill to in on places as... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impression UNESCO site, surrounded by the former palace, government offices and lots of temples. Unfortunately, 90% of the buildings/ structures are seriously destroyed by the earthquake with not much sign of being repaired. Really sad to see such a nice heritage being left in disrepair.

Thank HKG_Traveller2010
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

very beautiful places but reconstruction is not taking place as expected. though recommended to visit to see local temples shops and much more.

Thank Andy1rodrig
London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating place. Lots of evidence of earthquake damage but also lots of work to repair this and move forward. Feels like the real heart of Kathmandu. Be wary that prices are higher in the immediate area, walk a couple of streets away to get a taxi or a drink - the prices will be lower.

Thank Susan P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would say no tour of the city is complete without visiting Durbar Square. Heavily damaged in some areas and actively undergoing repair. But none of that detracts from the stunning architecture of the ancient city and palace. Mark sure and take the time to view the artifacts in the museum. The signs on each display are do worth reading... More 

Thank Flyfreemark
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful place but the ticket counter ask 10 USD to get into the square. The place worth it but i think they are getting advantage of turist

Thank José Tomás V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure you take your face mask. Tourists will pay about 1500 rupee to explore a portion of the city. If you take a side entrance from an adjoining street it can be free. There are beautiful cafes like Swotha, and you can visit Yala - an artisanal store with a cafe.

Thank Gypsygirl1977
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located not too far from Thamel, you can hail a cab that can take you here (ask to use meters or bargain). A lot of guides wait for you at the entrance but no need to feel bothered if you want to explore the square yourself. You can take rickshaws to drop you back to your hotel if you stay... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Palace of ancient Malla Kings Kathmandu Durbar Square which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is a world-heritage listed area. Though some of the attractions were completely and some were partially destroyed this ancient palace still has what it takes to attract the foreigners. The shops which sells traditional Nepalese handicrafts and goods are also one of... More 

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