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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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  • Lots of destruction from the earthquake but it’s the central area with temples/towers. I walked with a phone to read about the square but others hired a local tour guide. 
  • חובה להקדיש חצי יום Durbar העיר העתיקה שניזוקה קשה מאד מרעידת האדמה האחרונה, העיר העתיקה נוקתה מעט אך לא שופצה, בכל מקום ניתן לראות את העקבות של הרעידה. ‬ 
  • Good to visit and less busy than kathmandu but unless you are really into ancient history then half a day here is enough, if you like ancient history then you will love it!