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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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  • Visit and contribute to its reconstruction. Indeed a tragic loss of a valuable piece of Nepal's spiritual and cultural heritage.  more »
  • The atmosphere is really quite absorbing. Lots of temples and statues etc, to see, even if the earthquake has taken its toll. Really unmissable if you are in this city. A few hawkers around but they a...  more »
  • I could be wrong but I am sure that this temple has been damaged and is now just the steps.Such a pity but Mother Nature will do what she will.Hopefully they will be able to recreate the place soon  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!