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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We both found this place so interesting and so old. Our guide Susan was wonderful showing us around the Square. Still a lot of earthquake damage being repaired.

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was shocked when I visited Durbar Square in Kathmandu two years after the extremely destructive earthquake on 25 April 2015, as I realized that Kashthamandap and some other monuments had collapsed. According to some local friends, the government have given priority to other temples,...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The is no more Kasthamandap after 2015 earthquake. At Durbar Square some other places were demolished or destroyed.

Thank HelsinkiFinnish
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This building is built of mainly wood and was badly damaged during the earthquake in 2015. This huge open temple was believed to be built by a single tree.

Thank SHDD
Reviewed 23 March 2017

since Earthquake all part not preserved , looks not like World Heritage area. Very dusty , does not look like Heritage place.

Thank Ritual F
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There was a lot of damage to Durbar Square and many of the buildings are being held up with props of wood etc.Very sad but the whole area is a must to visit whilst in Kathamndu

1  Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it's been completely destroyed by the earthquake, but nevertheless interesting site to see if you're in the area

1  Thank Derek E
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Our guide explained to us that the name Kathmandu was derived from Kashthamandap, signifying the importance of this temple that now lies completely in ruins after the 2015 earthquakes. The area of the temple is fenced off and there is reconstruction in process at the...More

1  Thank Shridhar_Jaju
Reviewed 16 December 2016

nicely built and heart of square,ancient and maintained as unesco site,depicts architecture intelligence of materials used to sustain rough colds and breeze

1  Thank DrSrinivas V
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Kathmandu temple is unique temple which is made of single wooden tree. Now its almost damage by last year devastating earthquake but again its reconstruction .

1  Thank johnyom276
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