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Basantapur Tower

Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 980-3620723
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Amazing place.

This is one of the best place to visit if you would like to know more about the history of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PinkUnicorn S
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Kathmandu, Nepal
Basantapur Tower – a UNESCO world heritage site.

Yes, this is another UNESCO world heritage site. You can’t miss it in the Kathmandu Durbar Square... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
PKDenton
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Denton, Texas
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This is the tallest of four towers (or "durbars") built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in honor of Kathmandu Valley.
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best place to visit if you would like to know more about the history of Nepal.the temples and statues carry the real history of Nepal the then art and sculpture.

Thank PinkUnicorn S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Yes, this is another UNESCO world heritage site. You can’t miss it in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Be aware that there are several Durbar Squares in Nepal. This tower was badly damaged in the recent earthquake. There is a modest admission fee to visit the...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My friend and I visited this Attraction on April 4, 2017. It is located to your right just passed the main entrance to Kathmandu Durbar square. Basantapur tower was one of tallest towers in the square and one of the more ornate. It was built...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We had a local Nepali guide take us through this amazing ancient group of buildings and towers. Almost seemed like a scene from Indianna Jones movies. Fascinating area with many colorful natives and religious sites too. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Dao1949
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Renovation works are still going on over these tall towers. But you can still see some of the architectural and designing genius that were on show here before the quake hit. Hopefully they can return it to its original state as soon as possible

Thank Jayanta A
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you at Durbar square the tower is a must visit. Seems the restoration after the earthquake is still ongoing. Beautiful intricate wood sculpturing. Look around an see the artisans practicing craft. There's also lots of pigeons and lots of pigeon poo. Set in the...More

Thank VanessaPerumal
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The wooden art of this place is great. If you are in or nearby Kathmandu, do visit this place to see Nepali wooden art and sculpture.

Thank Palpasa C
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This dominant 9 storeyed Basantapur built in the Durbar square of Kathmandu known as Kathamandu tower, was built along with 3 other towers. Beautiful architecture and woodwork very interesting. There is a entry fee for tourists.

Thank SHDD
Reviewed 1 April 2017

but sadly it was damaged by the earthquake. The struts that hold that support the tower has interesting erotic carvings. Out guide told us that the Hindu religion is very open minded...after seeing some of these carvings, I would agree!

Thank forshara
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Kathmandu had 4 kings who ruled that area and Dubar Square is a good examples of life under one of these kings. It was like a town with walls, temples and the king's palace which are very interesting, as well as shops and art galleries....More

Thank EdMarzec
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