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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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A lot of damage but still worth it

Kathmandus main Durbar square has had the most damage out of the tree Durbar squares but it is still worth visiting. The rubble has been cleared already and on many of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Kathmandus main Durbar square has had the most damage out of the tree Durbar squares but it is still worth visiting. The rubble has been cleared already and on many of the buildings repair work is already underway though it will take years. Amazingly the museum which has been the worst damaged is partially open to walk through the courtyards... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Very vibrant with tourists and locals alike (just beware of these quite "persistent" sellers & guides especially if you're a single person!), this fairly big area adjacent to Thamel (just about a ten-minute walk south from the small Chetrapati roundabout which is pretty much at the heart of Thamel) is one place that I would say no tourist should leave... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The devastating Gurkha earthquake damaged this extraordinary historic place. However, kind heart people have put their efforts to recover this place. Hope it will be back to the same state as before in few years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

With the effects and destruction of the earthquake many of the temple's and age old buildings are in ruins. Efforts are under way to rebuild, but it will take many years to restore this once beautiful square in the heart of Kathmandu. One must stretch your imagination in order to see what once was there. The 1,000 rupee charge for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This was a super visit to a World Heritage Site - Kathmandu Durbar Square which is largest of all Durbar Squares as compared with Bhaktapur and Patan.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Since the earthquake, not what it used to be. Construction still going on; they have a long way to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Despite the tragic earthquakes earlier this year it is amazing how many of the 'cultural sites' are still standing albeit a little 'propped up' .. Within the area are more visual signs of the devastation with 'temporary accommodation still under tarps'. Please visit- these people need tourism

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We went on a private day tour with Kishore through Ace the Himalaya and had such an interesting time. We learned so much about the historical context of this place and Kishore showed us in detail the effects of the earthquake. I really found the Kumari's residence so interesting and the whole story about Kumari- the living goddess. We weren't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Durbar square is the main city square in Kathmandu. It used to have multiple temples there but unfortunately the earthquake destroyed quite a few of them. However this does not mean that it is not worth visiting. You can still see and understand the beauty of the square and what it would have looked like before the earthquake. If you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Quite a few buildings to see, as well as the Royal Palace -- note the entry fee for the whole area, pay at the kiosk. Many buildings heavily damaged in the 2015 earthquake, but still much left to see, including the carved, 16th-century erotica in the framing of some temples....

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