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. By using our Kathmandu driving holiday planning app , you can arrange your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square and other attractions in Kathmandu.
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  • A popular tourist hub through the old and traditional market of Indrachwok and Ason with narrow streets, small boutique shops selling trinkets, wall hangings, clothes, souvenirs.The ancient royal pala...  more »
  • Costs some money to explore, but figure its worth it. Would definitely take a tour guide and allow for them to explain some details if you're new to the culture. Would definitely come again, roam arou...  more »
  • Well with the visit to see exquisite Nayarit architecture and history going back almost 2 millennia. Lots of interesting people watching as well.  more »
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  • If you visit Nepal this is definitely a place to visit. Probably the most historic location in Nepal as is was here that the kings had their palaces. I visited this location before in 2014 and after,2016 and it was badly damaged by the earthquake but still worth the visit. They do charge visitors a fee but they use it to restore this treasure and I hold no grudges for it. Look at the supplied pictures for all the wonderful things to see here. Unfortunately the upstairs museums were closed after the quake for obvious reasons. But do not let this put you off, it is still worth a two hour visit as so much is still available to see. Also there are many Nepalese crafts for sale there. You may pay more but the selection is so diverse and interesting. I can only say, do not miss this treasure!
  • We hired 2 local brothers as guides. I highly recommend getting guides. They told us things we wouldn't have known if we didn't have them. Made it a lot more meaningful. Overall, 10/10 would recommend
  • Historic and cultural place.. containing palaces of past kings and ministers.. Best place to visit for. Moreover I say that this place is combined of history, culture, tradition,holy temples and many more.
  • Clean and comfortable rooms. Staff is very friendly. Considering that it is in the heart of Thamul, it was fairly quiet in the rooms. Solid breakfast included, with eggs, ham, potatoes, porridge, fruits, etc. Bathrooms are the only downside, but certainly not terrible.
  • A perfect place to know about historical aspects. Amazing arts of licchavi period. Holds a lot of ancient stories that are thrilling and exciting at the same time.

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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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