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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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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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The earthquake did destroy a lot of the places in Nepal, yet it is very easy to see the beauty within the places that remained and the ruins. Try the Cafe that is in the King's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is lots of rebuilding going on here which is a good thing. I personally did not enjoy this stop as much as the others on my all day tour of the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if this is one of the most important places in Kathmandu I didn't enjoy it so much. Fee was 1000 and I was convinced by a guide to take his tour: around 20 min just talking about the places and costed me after bargain 500 (he started at 1000). I don't suggest anybody to get a guide in there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Durbar Square in Kathmandu seems like it is still under renovations... but I didn't see any work actually being done. It's certainly not worth paying the expensive ticket to go there. Patan Durbar Square is better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The earthquake did destroy a lot of the places in Nepal, yet it is very easy to see the beauty within the places that remained and the ruins. Try the Cafe that is in the King's garden as it is one of the best places in Kathmandu. Work you imagination out and you will be able to look over the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen Durbar square a number of times before the earthquake it's heart breaking to see it now not forgetting the huge loss of life. However it is also encouraging to see the massive effort being made to rebuild what can be. Many ancient things have been salvaged and will be returned as best they can be. The best thing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't pay entrance fee for a place totally destroyed and crowded, you feel like you are walking around a construction site

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many ancient places have been damaged it is really tragic but there is still a lot to see and so much history. I think a guide is essential to really understand the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems as if Nepal is going to be defined by the earthquake for some time to come. Durbar Square is still a fascinating and beautiful place but the damage caused to many monuments is inescapable. There's a likeable hustle and bustle, not too much hassle and some amazing buildings. I didn't feel the need for a guide but there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the 'main' temple is gone, but the rest is magnificent. If you are only in KTM a short wile put this on your list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the recent earthquake in 2015 this square deserves a visit. It is an amazing place which tels you much about the hostory and culture of Nepal

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