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Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We were fortunate to see Durbar Square during the Dashain festival evening (6.30 p.m.), beautiful and really characteristic, palaces are open and enlightened, alive and full of people, Dashain also organize processions really fascinating, it is definitely worth it, even the buildings are beautiful but we only visited the Palace of kumari of Kathmandu because unfortunately or fortunately we were kidnapped by a procession in celebration , all beautiful! (Cost of entry in Durbar Square, Rs 1000)
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  • Hi one of this palace in kathmandu is really good and historical nile and heritage old durbar squire really good and old palace 
  • There are no proper entrance to this site. Not too sure whether really need to pay the 1000 Rupee entrance fees. There are many self employed guides offering services in this place. Spent US 10.00 for...  read more »
  • 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.
  • A fantastic peek into the history of Nepal - Hanuman Dhoka is the place that witnessed it all. See the "Bhairava" statue, which is the "aggressive" or "angry" form of Lord Shiva. During the Indra Jatra festival, the place is the centre spot where all the festivities take place. A must visit for every visitor to Nepal.
  • 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.
  • Ruins not properly maintain. People doing their daily business around the square despite the building in terrible state. All the building looks like going to collapse anytime. The whole square looks like a market. There is no sign to explain the use of every building. U wont understand the culture and history by just going through it. U might nees a guide if u really want to learn about the history of Durbar Square. Foreigners need to pay Rp1000 to enter. The money is use for reconstruction of the square.
  • There are uncountable reasons why I loved the Kathmandu Darbar Square. It vibrates with a history that mere words cannot do justice to. The various structures with the intricate wood work left me gasping with awe and shock. I ran my finger over the work and wished that they would tell me their story. The air reverberates with energy, a divine, mysterious, unexplainable energy. It also leaves you feeling very sad because of the two reasons, the destruction that the earthquake in April 2015 caused, which has affected several structures of great significance; and two, the signs of neglect and dismissal of upkeep of the place. The scantity of the place needs to be retained, more guides employed to explain the stories and it needs to be kept cleaner as well. However, The bad does not outweigh the good and I think it merits many more revisits (with stories, mandatorily). Looking forward to my third visit here, soon!
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