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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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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
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Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

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Typical tourist area and a must see. Great culture and history can be seen with our without a guide however all foreigners pay to get in. No big deal

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

We intended to visit again but ran out of time. So much to see and marvel at. We didn't have a guide on this occasion but thought it would be well worth while for a second visit.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A beautiful setting where you can be struck with awe and wonder and the history before you. Despite damage from the 2015 earthquake, this is a must see sight in Kathmandu

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Typical tourist area and a must see. Great culture and history can be seen with our without a guide however all foreigners pay to get in. No big deal

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. Lots of temples that are very old and old palaces. Interesting stories and history go along with each. Easy walking by walking key to see everything. Wear comfy shoes.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

while we were in Kathmandu we made it a point of choosing Durbur Square. I do believe it was still interesting to see the earthquake has taken a huge toll on the structures. Also I would just beware of any scammers taking money to lead you for a tour it's not necessary at all. I also believe the price was... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

It is the best place and with beautiful surrounding. I went there a couple of time, you can even find good eating places too.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Damaged by earthquake in 2015. Still needing lots of work to restore to the previous glory. Admission fee of 1000 Nrp Is quite steep. After seeing Patan Durbar square not that much difference.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Durbar square is worth visiting as well as king's palace. Very nice authentic buildings but severely damaged by 2015 earthquake. However beauty still obvious. Every tourist should visit and pay for the visit in order to help Nepal overcome the troubles after the earthquake. The world people must help...

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Must visit Bhaktapur if you have a few hours in Kathmandu, it is about 45 minutes south-east from the city by car. Foreigner pay a US$15 entry fee (or 1500 rupees). The buildings have rich engravings, unique architexture. I felt like walking back in Marco Polo's time and could imagine merchants arriving on horse-back, doing their dealing in the bazars,... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

In view of the devastating earthquake in 2015 we didn't visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu instead we went to Patan Durbar Square which is quite remarkably beautiful although a great many of the building are shored up. Barter with the ladies selling jewelry and bags and check you get as many items as you expect as I didn't but still... More 

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