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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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  • If you at Durbar square the tower is a must visit. Seems the restoration after the earthquake is still ongoing. Beautiful intricate wood sculpturing. Look around an see the artisans practicing craft. ...  more »
  • The high temple is well preserved and for me a very nice photo opportunity. Go during the day many tourists there are best on the edge of the day.
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  • The wooden art of this place is great. If you are in or nearby Kathmandu, do visit this place to see Nepali wooden art and sculpture.  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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