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Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu
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Step into the cultural history of Nepal when visiting Hanuman Dhoka, a long-time Hindu pilgrimage site. The location was heavily damaged by the 2015 earthquake that hit the region, though repairs have restored many buildings and reinforced others. Originally built with only one wing of the current area in the mid-16th century, the rest of the complex was added building by building by monarchs and ministers over the next three centuries. See where the royal family was housed for years, and walk through history to learn about Hindu beliefs. Work out when and for how long to visit Hanuman Dhoka and other Kathmandu attractions using our handy Kathmandu vacation trip planner.
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  • Hanuman Dhoka actually refers to the statue of Hanuman (Monkey God / King) in hindu mythology guarding the entrance to the Kathmandu Durbar Palace. Nearby are the Kumari ghar, Bhairabnath temple and o...  more »
  • All temples and building suffered some much of the earthquake. repairs are underway. The place is inescapable and emotional.
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  • I love everything about Nepal. It is amazing to see how they are rebuilding after the earthquake. Brick by brick. Even woman are part of the construction. So worth the trip to walk around and take in ...  more »
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  • This is beautiful and historical place one should visit. Kathmandu Durbar square was badly damage by the last earthquake (25 April 2015) but now rebuilding job has slowly begin. You can even enter Hanuman Dhoka Palace inside and look around from the ground (however museum is still close), it is one of my best place to go for sightseeing!