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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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  • Again damage from the earthqauke does not hinder this attraction's beauty and spleandour- taken into context these buildings were lucky to survive. Well worth a visit 
  • The highest Temple of Nepal, surrounded by other temples of interest, a square with merchants and amount of business around, worth walking through the streets.
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  • Although destroyed during earthquake in 2015 it is an impressive place. Lots of people, even riding motors.