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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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  • Lots of earthquake damage still to repair. Take a short taxi journey to Bhaktapur instead and see wonderful examples of ancient architecture in a traffic free setting! 
  • Earthquake than 17 months over also is painful, is the restoration of each temple Talbert square, the symbol of the city's middle of the road. Has gained a substantial donation according to the Guide, but almost none at challenge of restoration, tree one was changed remains somewhat feeling of shame is to simply reduce the failure risk with a stick, which stop the bleeding. The grandeur of the town highlight is because we hope to repair as soon as possible. I think it is not worth the admission fee is already going up up to 1,000 rupees, dare go inside now. Only by seeing from the outside is quaint.
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  • This is the place to be if you want to be immersed in Nepalese culture. The square is surrounded by market stalls and hawkers selling everything from spices to fish, there are beautiful temples decora...  more »
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  • If you have been to Nepal before the 2015 earthquake, you will see that there has been a lot of damage to Durbar Square. For first timers, it's still worth visiting, especially during a festival. Be prepared to pay an entrance fee as well as a local Nepali guide to show you around (the cost is worth it; you'd miss a lot if you don't have a guide). The tour will inevitably stop at someone's shop, but you shouldn't feel compelled to purchase anything. Admiring the handiwork is a big compliment.
  • Wonderful place to understand Nepali history , Nepalese life style , Nepalese way of living and Nepalese tradition as a whole in a single place. Even after the Earthquake, the main historical site of the Square is intact and people are trying their hard to preserve it . I enjoyed it a lot , more after entering the main palace . Hope you will do the same.
  • Really Historically Important place!! Contains Thousands of Temples!! great for any activity or event !! Currently Being renovated due to the 2015 earthquake!! So some places are restricted and off-limits. #VisitNepal
  • It is the epitome of Nepalese culture, history and architecture blended into a single place. Works of art and relics can be found for sale on the street market which, to me, fascinated always. I used to be there at least a month, always. 2015 earthquake has severely damaged it, however government has vowed renovation. If you are in Kathmandu, it's the place to see.
  • An excellent place to visit if you are in Nepal. Currently, you will find it partly destroyed due to the April 2015 earthquake but it's worth a visit because of the environment of the place. You might also come across several events that happen there all the time.