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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  • Getting around in Kathmandu is quite challenging as there is no Uber, and the local cab drivers will try to rip off the tourists. To my pleasant surprise, Kathmandu Durbar square was just a leisure wa...  more »
  • Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the architectural beauty. Full of people from different countries. Gokul Sapkota with his company outshine adventure Katmandu had us accompany a guide in Spanish who explained every detail of the buildings
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  • I stopped by the tour. The air is bad anyway, and it is better to wear a mask because it feels like being in the dust all day. The building was a feeling that the restoration was almost advanced.
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  • Good place to hangout with friends, get local tea and enjoy the historical monument. Lots of temples around to visit. Good place for alley walking and exploring local shops, many restaurants, mixture of old and contemporary building and shopping goods.
  • It's a one of the world heritage site in Nepal. It's a historical palace . It has its own history to tell. But because of the latest earthquake in Nepal, some of its part has fallen. The reconstruction process is going on. A highly recommend place to all visitors.
  • Some buildings are under reconstruction due to the earthquake in 2015. But still can feel Nepal's history and culture. I spent an afternoon there looking around, watching people come and go- pretty interesting.
  • Fantastic square with so many buildings of historical interest. They are still rebuilding after the earthquake of 2015 and need finances so there is a charge of NPR 1000. It is worth it, especially if you get a group together and hire a good guide. The group should pay no more than 1500 for the guide but they make the whole tour worthwhile. We learned a lot about their history, traditions and the religion in the 80 minutes of the tour. Recommended definitely.
  • Beautiful square,unfortunately much destroyed from earthquake, but repairs started. Saw child living goddess,kumari at the window, had a guide,so this was helpful as our first day,filled us in on lots of helpful local info as well. had coffee at roof top bar,view over square lovely.
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