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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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  • As long as the downright painful scars of the earthquake of 17 months ago. In addition to the leaning tower of some already collapse and fallen roof some peeling, and abode of the Dove and what dirty, keep high degree of risk. In the short term and low repair consciousness response support trees in Nepal who was drinking with Chair, but disappointed. I hope as soon as possible repairs.
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