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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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Get away from the maddness of Katmandu

When visiting Katmandu and you feel the need to get away from all the madness and shops this is the place to go. Beautiful surroundings and about the only peaceful place in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

a must visit place . lots of great corners and the square is amazing . you have to buy a ticket which i dont know why but only tourists needs to pay . love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the deverstation from last years earthquake this is a magical place to visit and there is still a lot to see. Entrance is comparably expensive for foreigners at 1000 Nepalese Rupees just over £7.00, but a must visit if in Kathmandu.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see, and Dashain is a time to see it as a living site rather than just a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, unless you are a Hindu, you will not be able to go into any of the temples. As you walk around, you will be treated to the crowds gathered for the occasion in their colorful finery,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Katmandu and you feel the need to get away from all the madness and shops this is the place to go. Beautiful surroundings and about the only peaceful place in the city. Just 200rupees entry fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting with lots of history and beautiful architecture but not well kept. You need to pay for a ticket I believe was @ $10 / pers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited this square on the day of the sibling celebration when sisters were giving their brothers tikas and marigold garlands and brothers were giving their sisters gifts. It was packed with happy loving families dressed in their best . The outdoor temple was filled with men who apparently had no sisters and were being honored by a group... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most monuments have been very badly damaged by the last Nepal earthquake. This was my second visit in five years and it was so sad to see all those lovely buildings so badly damaged. I must say it is still worth visiting the place.

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Thank sidwhite
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is full of history and culture, unfortunately the earthquake destroyed a lot of it. It's still a very important part of the city, and the entrance fees will help rebuild it.

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Thank Fabrice D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to the damage caused by the earthquake this area isn't great to visit. A lot of the buildings are supported by timber trusses. Still I suppose you have to go see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cab still guess the damage caused by the earthquake, but major buildings are restored. The ambiance is very nice, with a mix of fresh produce market, tourists, pilgrims, religious, etc. This give a colored and noisy spectacle. Try to capture this atmosphere... We were lucky because we visited just the day of a national event

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