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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  • August 13, 2017
    Every 3 meters a street vendor tries to sell you something and it follows insistent. As long as you don't leave the square, come and rickshaw and improvised guides you stress all the time. I don't appreciate your visit
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  • August 12, 2017
    Wonderfully old square in the center of the old town. Unfortunately, it was heavily damaged in the 2015 earthquake, but it's coming back slowly. The alleyways that lead into the square are full of qua...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    I really loved walking around here...Got the feel of its history...Its worth it to learn more about Nepal  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Beautiful place one should visit when he or she is in ktm.There are different historical records and photos☺
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful place one should visit when he or she is in ktm.There are different historical records
  • July 16, 2017
    Lots of temple here. Must visit if you are in Kathmandu
  • September 20, 2016
    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!
  • March 22, 2017
    I have never been inside but it's a historically rich place and very popular amongst tourists.

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