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Hanuman Dhoka

Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Real monkeys live in this square, built to honor the mischievous and courageous monkey god Hanuman.
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“monkey god” (13 reviews)
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every weekend, I visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and I never get tired of getting there. The curio shops in Basantapur Dabali, the house of Living Goddess Kumari, giant statue of Kal Bhairav, Hanuman (Monkey God) idol and the erotic sculptures on the wooden buttresses...More

Thank Sanjib_Chaudhary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for local shopping as lot of shops are around. Be careful of monkeys around. they snatch away food items

Thank MukeshDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

must see place in Kathmandu. one can see the old architect and history of Nepal. also one can enjoy and do local shopping around the area.

Thank kalpana c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next to the entrance of this royal palace complex in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is a statue of the Monkey God, Hanuman, painted in red. There is also a pair of stone lions at the entrance. Dhoka means “gate or door” in Nepali. Walking pass the...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

UNESCO world heritage site today although effected by earthquake, can still be explored a lot feeling the ancient flavor with numerous hidden stories and many statues,so on. Its better to do research on rather than hiring a guide, a there are a lot to see...More

Thank Asmita R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Though the earthquake has damage many ancient buildings, we still can enjoy the remains. This ancient city has so many stories to explore.

Thank VinJakarta
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I have visited Hanuman Dhoka several times or more then I can count in my finger, I can surely recommend this beautiful site is not to mix. One should go there, the main History of Nepal inside this monumental place, even after last shocking earthquake...More

2  Thank anand s
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Hanuman Dhoka is a series of buildings which was the Royal Palace of the Malla kings in the Durbar Square of central Kathmandu, Nepal. Be careful since there are multiple Durbar squares and this is the one in Kathmandu. The entrance to the Dhoka is...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Best place for sight seeing of Nepali traditional and cultural architecture. The place is full of temples, museums, school, restaurants, local shops etc. The main attraction here are Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka museum, statue of Kal Bhairab and many more.The place where your money wont...More

Thank Rashna M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It is a part of Durbar Square. A vast area for sightseeing. As well a main attraction for Nepal visitors. Unfortunately ruined by disaster in 2015. Though UNESCO is providing funds with Nepal Govt to reorganise every thing. Some museum are still standing but closed....More

Thank sudipto15
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Hannah C
14 June 2016|
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Response from gregwatt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away and have just seen your question. the inside is closed and likely to be so for some time. despite this, it is still worth a visit -visited late April, early May
12 March 2015|
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Response from Gillian G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Garema We did Pashupatinath first thing in the morning, then travelled out to Bakhtapur over lunchtime, coming back to Budhanath in the afternoon. You can cover Pashupatinath in about an hour but will need much longer... More