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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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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

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Still recovering from the Earthquake.

The Historic Square may never fully recover from the 2014 Earthquake. But it was still worth seeing. So much culture and history. Take your camera and lots of small bills should... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Historic Square may never fully recover from the 2014 Earthquake. But it was still worth seeing. So much culture and history. Take your camera and lots of small bills should you feel inclined to donate or shop.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a city walk in Kathmandu to Dubar square and were stopped by a lot of local hustlers to pay and entrance fee, reduced 'special' fee or guide fee. Just to enter the square you are required to pay 1000 rps or 10 euro. We found this extreme since al locals are just passing by, no explanation of the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place tells us a lot of about Nepal as they have a museum there old architectural buildings gives us a glimpse of yesteryears they have nice restaurant inside the museum and lot of cafe house on the main road .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kathmandu Durbar Square was probably my favorite spiritual/historical/cultural site that we visited on our day tour. I would have preferred to have spent more time here and less time at the other temples/stupas if given the choice. In the museum, many of the artifacts have English descriptions. In the temple, palace, and surrounding grounds however it is necessary to have... More 

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of the experience was in the taxi from Thamel to the square. There is interesting history and people to see, the palace, the markets, all along the way. There are also fountains to see which aren't mention in many travel guides.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Durbar Square has lots to see, temples, monuments, museums, but also has huge amounts of damage, walls cracked and propped up with huge timber supports and piles of sorted building rubble. There are also stalls selling everything under the sun, the Kumari, Sadus and offers of guided walks. Take what you each want but take your time and see everything,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Durbar square is in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. This is a world heritage site (UNESCO ). During the 2015 earthquake several buildings collapsed . Durbar Square , Hunuman-dhoka Durbar, was surrounded by specular architecture which shows the skill of artists and craftsmen over several years. The square is surrounded by courtyards and temples.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When visiting Kathmandu, take the time to go to Bhaktapur. One could spend days wandering the lanes and small streets of this beautiful medieval city, with its potters, paper-makers and wood carvers working to keep the culture alive. Damage from the devastating 2015 earthquake is clearly visible, as is the constant work to rebuild. Don't pass up an opportunity to... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Would you like a tour guide? No? No problem, I'll check again in five minutes. You may have changed your mind. I like your beard. Where are you from? Would you like a tour guide? Where are you from? We were in Durbar square for Holi a few days earlier and it was great. Total anarchy. No one hassling tourists.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My guide told me that all of the Nepal durbar squares are "same, same" and they sell T shirts with SAME SAME printed on front.I disagree. I think each palace at the square and each King's statue is different. Yes, much of the architecture is similar.I found the peoples within the various city squares in the Kathmandu valley were different,... More 

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