Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu

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When in Kathmandu, don’t forget to pay a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site surrounded by historic buildings. Although the square has suffered extensive damage in the 2015 earthquake, many of the buildings remain standing and some will undergo refurbishments. Enjoy the traditional Nepalese architecture of the spacious square and get a feel for the Kathmandu city atmosphere. Admire the house of the Kumari, left unscathed in the earthquake, where the virgin goddess lives until reaching puberty. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of her passing by a window. Make Kathmandu Durbar Square a centerpiece of your Kathmandu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kathmandu travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The effects are still due to the earthquake two years ago. Some signs show the situation before and after. Unfortunately, rebuilding will take much time.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I cannot imagine how spectacular it was before the earthquake. I must have a thousand pictures from this place.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    They want to enter the square from tourists quite considerable money. I understand that this should fix it, but this touho way according to me it is not. Getting there but a side aisle. After the earthquake, the square is really damaged. Very nice looking, it's not crowded and it seemed to me that they don't have any respect at all local to this place, sat around after all the historical sights, etc and they were selling a variety of things, such a large marketplace.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Wonderful place . A place were you can meet find almost Hindu God's temple. A please where u can fine the architectural view of old Nepal. Nepal earthquake have damaged this place but even with lateral bracing the temples are standing with peoples believe .
  • April 21, 2017
    This heavenly place can attract any of the living beings. Millions of people visit every month because of its beauty. It is full of historic and cultural attractions. It is one of the world heritages in Nepal.
  • March 23, 2017
    This place is always charming with visitors from the globe thronging around to click pictures, see the beautifully crafted buildings and also to buy some local handicrafts. Though it was damaged after the earthquake in Nepal but still you can find Interesting historical buildings here. Nepal government has now imposed a visitor fee for tourists to enter the square.
  • July 3, 2017
    The most important place to visit around Kathmandu Valley which carry tremendous amount of historical and religious beliefs.
  • July 6, 2017
    It's a great place. Really historic but needs quick renovation.

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Only a few establishments in Kathmandu suffered severe damage in the 2015 earthquake, which means that you can choose from a wide range of sleeping options. From luxurious hotels to inexpensive but cozy lodges, the city offers a suitable place for every type of budget. The neighborhood of Thamel contains most accommodations favored by foreign visitors, including basic guesthouses, budget hotels, and boutique establishments offering deluxe suites. For some of the least expensive options, look along Durbar Marg, a busy street just a few blocks from Thamel.
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