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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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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple
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The World's largest Stupa and heritage listed Buddhist temple makes this a very special place to visit. Surrounded by locals selling their wares and restaurants to dine at made... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not much to see here anymore. The earthquake had turned this square to ruin. Yes there is this one big nice temple still intact.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The World's largest Stupa and heritage listed Buddhist temple makes this a very special place to visit. Surrounded by locals selling their wares and restaurants to dine at made this my favourite place to visit in Kathmandu. :)

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a busy place, fairly underwhelming. The earthquake damage shows. Not a sightseeing highlight, but an interesting history here. A steep entrance fee, but hopefully this goes back into the maintenance and rebuild of the square.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such an interesting place but it is in such bad shape. I understand the earthquake left its huge marks, but still, there is so much trash, so much to be done. It seems totally neglected, which is a shame. Hope the next government do something about it.

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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is on the list of "must-see" attractions in Kathmandu and there are still lots of impressive structures to see. However, you will need to go with lower expectations since damage from the 2015 earthquakes is still painfully evident. Be prepared to see scaffolding and restoration work under way.

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Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Due to the earthquake, there is a lot of reconstruction going on; as a result I felt like there wasn't a lot to be seen. I also felt like I was being hassled by people constantly trying to sell me something of give me a tour. Normally that stuff doesn't bother me, but I felt it was overbearing over here.... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed our visit to the Durbar Square. It is sad to see the devastation post 2015 earthquake, but they are slowly rebuilding.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved seeing the work after the earthquake of 2015. Much financial support is needed and they desperately need outside assistance as the task is overwhelming.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the square with a guide, and it was very interesting but sad. The area still has extensive damage from the earthquake and restoration is moving slowly. The palaces are very run-down and decrepit looking, and you don't get to look inside. We went to see the "Living Goddess", which was also sad. Her "palace" was also run-down and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathmandu Durbar Square excellent place to visit. Wonderful Wooden details carving. After Earthquake there is devastation. But still there is charm .lots of old Nepali art and Architecture .I love it. MUST SEE.

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