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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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Reconstruction going on

The place consists of ancient temples which had a cool vibes of historical time. It feels like you are travelling back in time. But currentley after earthquake, reconstruction is... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place consists of ancient temples which had a cool vibes of historical time. It feels like you are travelling back in time. But currentley after earthquake, reconstruction is going on. It would be cool to visit after its completed.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a shame this beautiful and historical place is still ravaged by the earthquake. Nevertheless, works are in progress. The history seems to shake in your bones. Of course Foreigners pay a lot more than locals but you don't mind if it is going to the re-build. Do shell out for a guide as he pointed out a lot that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there in April 2017. It's very many ch worth the 1000 rupees to get in. The temples and building are very worth while. We also had the bonus of seeing one of the three Kumari being whisked away from her house to a festival - quite a sight to behold. Additionally there is a good market for tourist... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the square was still being restored while we were there, with the sound of hammers adding to the Indian music, street noise. It was quite a scene.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kathmandu was badly damaged during the earthquake two years ago and the Durbar Square in central Kathmandu suffered badly. However much remains as it was before the earthquake and there are photographs to remind us what some of the historic buildings looked like; and reconstruction work is slowly progressing. By visiting and paying the 1000 rupee fee (under £10) you... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a Sunday and it was manic with thousands of people mostly locals. It has something for everybody from lot of culture, cafes, food stalls and clothes especially silk and wool at good value

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The earthquake in 2015 nearly destroyed this place. I saw it in 2015 and again last year. It looked worse!

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Jamnagar, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have visited for 2 hours and feel like we are not in hindu country, most of temples are closed and opens once in year, peoples not much Dharmik, vists temple with shoes, i feel hurt as a hindu, old construction must be attract you but for which construction was made is not for the same purpose.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Durban Square twice during my visit to Kathmandu. Durban Square is apparently where the kings of the city were enthroned and as such contains many ancient palace buildings, a lot of which had been damaged by the 2015 earthquake and were supported by scaffolding in places (however it was safe to visit). Durban Square in Kathmandu is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go there in the early morning or don't go. Bargain alot before you buy (half the price is the start and don't raise much) enjoy the details of the space. Look for the hidden architectural gems . A lot of history and a lot of architectural details . And religious historical buildings

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