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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  • The Durbar Square area was hit very hard by the earthquake of 2015 and a number of the temples are undergoing extensive renovation or reconstruction. There's a lot of scaffolding in place and it will ...  more »
  • The place is very beautiful. We know that Nepal had a sad episode of earthquake and really a lot was destroyed but still wonderful square. The country is under reconstruction, so there are many construction sites everywhere. Is the story of a people that is rebuilding. The square is in the heart of the city and has many buildings still intact and beautiful. A must for anyone who goes to town.
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  • In this square one encounters culture before 5 years where the temples and their various respective monuments-offers are full performances deities expressed in all the wood the stone surfaces. These are all located in the historic centre there where kingdoms flourished and degrading, palaces and temples were built and xanaktisthikan. There is where one afoygkrazete the nepaleziki art and culture.
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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!
  • Depicts the true glorious history of our country. It is one of the largest square present in our country and one of the most beautiful. Many squares are present around the area. The big bells, temples, and long presentation areas, so beautiful. I hope the reconstruction after earthquake goes really well and the structues become as glorious as they were and would depict our true history.
  • 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!
  • Durbar Square was amazing before earthquake. After 2015 part of the temple has been destroyed. Nepali people are working hard to rebuild them. The square is full of energy. The city needs to shine as last years. Go to Nepal and help the city. Really beautiful building and typical architectures.
  • Heart of the City, with rich historical significances, going back a long time. Used to be different before the tragic earthquake few years back, but I am glad that the life here goes on as usual now. Must visit for tourists. If you manage to get reliable local guides, they'll be able to explain and narrate many things to you, which you otherwise wouldn't have known. Please exercise caution while selecting the guides, as there are a few cheats here.

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