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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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Another temple area

A good atmosphere, scenery starting to look the same as everywhere else. The earthquake stamped with despair. Rubble, ruins and meagre poles wedged to stop buildings from falling... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Firstly it affected from earthquake badly. Nobody found in our friend group anything interesting in there. We made one quick round than finished. I don't think so it worth 1000 rupees. But we didn't see Kumari because of our timing.

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

A good atmosphere, scenery starting to look the same as everywhere else. The earthquake stamped with despair. Rubble, ruins and meagre poles wedged to stop buildings from falling. Perhaps in years to come it will be a prettier place to visit. A little sadness to see hundreds of years crumbling around you.

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Lancaster, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you have never been to Durbar Square you should go. A guide for $5 for an hour makes the visit much more interesting. If you went to Durbar Square before the earthquake, do no return as the damage is extensive and not much is being done about it. Your heart will break.

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Beautifu place being renewed As a tourist you must buy a ticket for 3,5 Euros or 500 Rupis! Everywhere in Nepal you must pay entrance

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a must see place in Kathmandu, so many temples and culture in here. The place has been badly damaged and needs our help, so go there...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We really loved the charm of this historic area. The 2015 earthquake damage was very apparent, but there is still much more that is intact or only slightly damaged. You pay entrance to an entire city, so the religious buildings are only part of the visit. Lots and lots to see here. Our main guide and driver got us a... More 

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Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Patan Durbar Square is a must see. some of the properties are under reconstruction due to the earthquake. But still it holds within so much culture. The architecture is lovely and the museum is a must see also.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Even with the devastation of last years earthquake this is a beautiful site to visit. The tour guides are great and offer great information and tips (like getting a free upgrade up to a three week pass card for future visits). It might take five to ten years to get everything back to normal but there is still a lot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

True to its status as a UNESCO world heritage site, the architecture in this place is sure to linger in your mind

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Has recovered well post-earthquake! Happy to pay the tourist entry fee to help support renovations and heritage improvements.

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