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Basantapur Tower

Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 984-0092663
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One of the must visit places while you are in Kathmandu. Make sure you go with a local guide to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alp K
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Three years ago, a trip here would take at least three hours to take in the incredible buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This is the tallest of four towers (or "durbars") built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in honor of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“durbar square” (33 reviews)
“wood carvings” (3 reviews)
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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+977 984-0092663
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"durbar square"
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"original state"
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"wood carvings"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"earthquake damage"
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"unesco world heritage site"
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"entrance fee"
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"structure"
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"prithvi"
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"craftsmanship"
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"naraya"
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"nau"
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"sqare"
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"strut"
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"restoration"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must visit places while you are in Kathmandu. Make sure you go with a local guide to learn and understand about the culture and history.

Thank Alp K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three years ago, a trip here would take at least three hours to take in the incredible buildings and museums. Now, a half hour may mean dragging your feet as most of the spaces are not accessible, and many of those that are still are...More

Thank TheFranci
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I find this place full of energy, whenever I feel low. This is the place for me to get charged. Such a beautiful place , so many structures. Some of them broken some getting rectified after the earthquake.

Thank Ashima T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Sadly the tower was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake and is still under reconstruction. But inspite of the damage, a walk around the area gives a good idea of the beauty.

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Like me, if you like old building,This is the place. How did these people build these buildings with the tools thats they had. I think we under estimate histroy. There were very skilled in every aspect of life and pleasure.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

A pity about the earthquake, but still what remains is magnificent. The ancient craftsmanship and construction leave one in awe.

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The tower is located to the right just passed the main entrance to Kathmandu Durbar square. Basantapur tower was one of tallest towers in Nepal before the 2015 earthquake, two top floors were destroyed and is under construction. Basantapur tower was built by King Prithvi...More

Thank Soojansth
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Durbar Square is a wonderful place to visit. You will want to climb to the top of Basanrapur Tower as well as a few other areas in the square. Wear good walking shoes, drink plenty of bottled water, and have fun in the unique part...More

Thank cmlarsen01
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

It was constructed by Pritvi Narayan Shah dedicated to Katmandu valley. Tallest tower. Perfect place for photography

Thank sunseb
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This place is captivating with all the wood carvings and history. It was the place where I came to understand the relationship between all the Gods. Again, excellent pace. You have enough time to see things but no boredom.

Thank bobbysusanbrunner
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