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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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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple
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Historic and interesting

We paid the entrance fee and hired a guide for our tour. There are lots of historic sights around the square. The devastation from the earthquake is still visible. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth western australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Durbar Square is a must for you to see whilst in Kathmandu.We were approached by a freelance guide on arrival who walked us through explaining everything we saw,the cultural beliefs and religious implications.Amazing architecture and you can see the remanants of the earthquake devastation.Pay the quide what you feel the information was worth.You pay for a day pass and can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Partner & I spent a few hours with a guide but it was hard to imagine the opulence & beauty as alot of damage occurred in the area. Many areas didnt allow people inside due to safety

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid the entrance fee and hired a guide for our tour. There are lots of historic sights around the square. The devastation from the earthquake is still visible. Lots of hustlers trying to sell souvenirs around squares and temples. Be patient. I enjoyed my visit on foot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just everything in Kathmandu cannot be missed. Not should be ....had a wonderful wander here and a very nice lunch and so cheap too please everyone go support them all....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a nice place situated in the middle of the Kathmandu city. It portrays ancient culture in its own way where one can enjoy aesthetic wooden craftsmanship and ancient architecture. There are numbers of temple towers having lots of steep steps. It was amazing to observe the surroundings from high up there. During the evening time the area becomes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Durbar Square is slowly rebuilding, but a lot of the original attractions have been damaged from the earthquake so it has lost some of it's charm and uniqueness, Still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fulfilled my minds-eye image of what Kathmandu would be like. Lots of temples. Expensive to gain entry to this area but worth it because you are contributing to the rebuilding process. The earthquake damage was really felt particularly here, so so tragic. They must be devastated to have lost such important monuments. Having said that there is still much to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A spectacular piece of art left to time and vandals to destroy. Sad to see a UNESCO site so run down. The price to be paid is a scam for tourists. Use one of the different alleys and visit cost free. Anyways, the money you'd pay will never get to preservation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Durbar Square It is a very impressive despite the damage! The work of the master builders is superb....! Don't worry about the earthworks but it is really Magnificent!! By the way.....there is one tiny coffee house on the square..... It does super lassis!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most important things in this area is to see live goad Kumar and older royal palace and to menny more things around

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