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Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Address: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square,...

Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.

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Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

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Go here, but spend some money on a guide

It's best to have a guide here to really appreciate the square. unfortunately there was a lot of damage here after the earth quake. and in December 2016 a lot of the structure... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just sat here for hours and watched all the people. All the elderly men just sitting on the benches and discussing life. I really loved Nepal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's best to have a guide here to really appreciate the square. unfortunately there was a lot of damage here after the earth quake. and in December 2016 a lot of the structure were still covered so one cant appreciate the square's true beauty. A guide was 1000 rupees / 10 USD for 1 hour

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though all of the buildings are damaged by earth quake, market opposite is great. You will have to negotiate to get the right price. Sadly the museum and library cannot be visited now.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Though some part of it was destroyed by the earthquake, you can still see the beauty of the remaining temples. If you like birds , this will be great because you will see flocks and flocks of pigeons in the square that are not afraid of people. On the other hand, just watch your step while you walk here because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

a must visit place . lots of great corners and the square is amazing . you have to buy a ticket which i dont know why but only tourists needs to pay . love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the deverstation from last years earthquake this is a magical place to visit and there is still a lot to see. Entrance is comparably expensive for foreigners at 1000 Nepalese Rupees just over £7.00, but a must visit if in Kathmandu.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see, and Dashain is a time to see it as a living site rather than just a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, unless you are a Hindu, you will not be able to go into any of the temples. As you walk around, you will be treated to the crowds gathered for the occasion in their colorful finery,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When visiting Katmandu and you feel the need to get away from all the madness and shops this is the place to go. Beautiful surroundings and about the only peaceful place in the city. Just 200rupees entry fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting with lots of history and beautiful architecture but not well kept. You need to pay for a ticket I believe was @ $10 / pers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I first visited this square on the day of the sibling celebration when sisters were giving their brothers tikas and marigold garlands and brothers were giving their sisters gifts. It was packed with happy loving families dressed in their best . The outdoor temple was filled with men who apparently had no sisters and were being honored by a group... More 

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