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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basantapur Tower by using our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The place is destroyed by the earthquake. It is a complex of temples that is located on Durbar square and has a unique architectural grandeur. The square is full of merchants and many businesses around where you have to be clear. Inform us that they are in the way of restructuring
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  • Sadly the tower was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake and is still under reconstruction. But inspite of the damage, a walk around the area gives a good idea of the beauty.  more »
  • Like me, if you like old building,This is the place. How did these people build these buildings with the tools thats they had. I think we under estimate histroy. There were very skilled in every aspec...  more »
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  • It was one of the buildings part of the basantapur square in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu Palace building in the basantapur square or Durbar square. But received extensive damage by the earthquake that occurred in the 4/25/2015 are four layers (9 layer was inside) was apparently on 2 layer has to collapse.
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