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Basantapur Tower, Kathmandu

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A World Heritage Site, Basantapur Tower has nine floors and overlooks the city through meticulously carved windows. Kings used this view, the legend goes, to see if all the chimneys in the city were smoking during meal times to make sure no one was hungry. Due to damage by an earthquake in 2015, much of the tower is closed to the public--but many of its the exquisite woodcarvings from the upper floors are now on display at the basement level. Walk around and inspect the elaborate ornaments with erotic images, marvelous doors, woodwork, and metalwork. By using our Kathmandu vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Basantapur Tower and other attractions in Kathmandu.
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  • It was the perfect squares from kathmandu that i've ever seen. From restaurants, coffee shops, shopping,everything!  more »
  • Just one of the many wonderful temples/buildings in Durbar Square.The whole area is filled with great buildings from the past.A must to visit  more »
  • This tower is one of the other attractions of the Durbar Square. The tower has touches of wooden craftsmanship on different parts of its establishment. Lots of pigeons can be seen on the tower roof. I...  more »