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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  • Kathmandu has lots of Temples and religious buildings. Basantapur Tower is one of them that you can find at the Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the heart of the city.  more »
  • Despite restoration work important, this Courtyard loses some of its charm by the scaffolding still present. That said, the soldiers in traditional costume, the windows with the royal throne including and the gallery where all the portraits of the various kings of the Nepal are set is worth a visit
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  • Past three years ago an earthquake noticeably left its bittersweet mark. It is clear that the restoration work will be prolonged for a long period. But still impressive ....
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  • Destroyed - Visit forced 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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  • 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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