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Basantapur Tower, Kathmandu

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Many of the injured in the quake, like the picture above where the invisible streets and buildings clean sea and a lot of the hits were close, with support and easy.
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  • Basantapur Tower is probably one of the best temples and architectures of Nepal. When you visit this place you will see and experience the Nepali culture not only through the buildings and infrastruct...  read more »
  • This place is great to see especially how it is after the eq last year. Great structure, lots of history. You can hire a guide if you prefer more explanations of the architetural work and meaning behi...  read more »
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