Hanuman Dhoka
Hanuman Dhoka
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Real monkeys live in this square, built to honor the mischievous and courageous monkey god Hanuman.
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,702 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
KATHMANDU was devastated by two eathquakes in 2015 which destroyed or damaged more than 600,000 buildings in the area and killed more than 9,000 people.
I was making my first ever visit to Nepal eight years after the quakes yet evidence of that terrible day still lay everywhere I went.
Building after building from humble homes to palaces are still being held up and braced by baulks of wood or steel girders.
Everywhere you go there is scaffolding for the ongoing colossal task of rebuilding ancient and modern structures.
Take just a few steps off the main street and the quakes might have been eight weeks ago rather than eight years with heaps of rubble, stacks of carved timbers and piles of material from collapsed buildings occupying almost every bit of available back street space.
It is a credit to the people of Nepal that they have somehow managed to restore so much of their wrecked history, but there is so much more still to do and I believe it will be a generation, perhaps two, before an end to restoration may be sight.
So my guide justifiably had an air of pride in his voice as he showed me round this palace, that courtyard and neat squares of buildings with that sheen of restoration newness about them.
The architecture is stunning and heaven only knows what it must have looked like in its pristine prime.
I paid 1,000 rupees for my entry into the changing face of Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square which I found fascinating.
People waited reverently to get a glimpse of Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, who appears briefly in a window at a set time.
Palaces and temples also drain your time away and, before you know it, it is time to move on.
Don't miss a chance to visit this intriguing place which offers a rich past, displays a devastated present and hints at a Phoenix-like future. It will leave you with shaken feelings at man's works put in their place by powerful Nature.
Written 24 November 2023
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,852 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Visited on 2nd September 2023

Entry fee in NPR 500/- per peson from SAARC countries
The ticket includes, brochure, information chart and entry fee to the museums. This place is a big are and may take a while day to see around, including "Kumari" the living goddess of Nepal whic gives darshan to devotees only till 12.00 noon.

The heritage buildings, age old temples and museums all has many stories to tell and is a wonderful source to understand the Nepali legacy.

There is renovation work going on in few structures and the place is fairly kept clean.

Kal Bhairon mandir is also a local hot-spot for teh locals who come to pray.

Must Must visit for a whole day.

Enjoy
Written 4 September 2023
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Jhon S
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Alot got get from Hanuman Gate, which is located on the west side of Durbar Square or Basantapur durbar square.
Written 29 June 2022
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AMAR S
16 contributions
Jan 2022
this is very old place ,here is many old temple and old royal palace.i go there to visit temlpe and big old royal palace
Written 23 March 2022
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Dom
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Nov 2019
This was a great visit and one that i'll always remember when i visited in November 2016. The temples are incredible and you'll be privileged to see cremations and other ceremonies taking place. A must do on any visit to Kathmandu.
Written 5 July 2020
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fishfaceNorfolk
Worstead, UK182 contributions
Mar 2020
As it is under rebuild because of the earthquake you can not go in many of the sites but it is worth going to see what an earthquake can do
Written 17 May 2020
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,474 contributions
Sep 2019
famous darbar sq place. a lot of animals are sacrificed during the Dashain festival. surrounded by many temple and historical places.
Written 16 March 2020
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Suman_Manandhar
Saga, Japan7 contributions
Feb 2020
world heritage site with full of cultures adopted by ethnic Newars. It has several temples and a Malla Dynasty Palace. Besides, one temple has sculptures of sex postures showing the Tantra and spiritual techniques.
Written 11 February 2020
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BholaBanstola
47 contributions
Jul 2019
Do allocate half a day in this area not only to see but all to feel the energy and beauty of this mediaeval palace square. Nothing can parallel this place.
Written 15 January 2020
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JiaJia
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Nov 2019
The old temple buildings are much more interesting than the new Stoupas in my opinion. There are wood and stone carvings that are very elaborate. A good guide can explain them all to you.
Written 28 November 2019
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