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Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed yesterday

Many of the buildings were damaged in the earthquake but they are working to restore them They have before and after pictures. There were undamaged ones to see.

Thank perakash
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good place to walk around for an hour or two, visiting and taking pictures of the palace, myriad temples, stupas, columns, architectural features (windows and window coverings, arches, columns, doors, etc.)

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heart of the old city. Just an FYI, there is supposed to be an entrance fee, there is a ticket booth, but pretty much everyone was coming and going without paying.

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As others have attested to, the area has been badly affected by the earthquakes of 2015 and not much has been done since in the way of repairs, but things seem to be moving along slowly to bring this site back to its former glory....More

Thank Hugbug23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's unfair, that local people do not have to pay anything and the fee for tourist it's not small, in compare what you can see. The square is damaged from a large part and there was not a great effort to repair it. Better to...More

Thank Eliška W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit the Square as it was also where Dr Strange was filmed. It is very interesting and intricate architecture but sad to see how it was damaged by the earthquake. Restoration has started but the original architecture was amazing.

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kathmandu Dubar would be spectacular if so much of the area had not been devastated by the 2015 earthquake. Many beautiful, historic buildings closed for repair. It costs Rs1000 (US$10) to get into the complex, which is not really worth it in the present condition....More

Thank rgbob
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is a lot of history to be found, sadly a lot has been destroyed by the earthquake. For us the prize is too high for what you currently get.

Thank Marco N
Reviewed 6 days ago

You have to pay to get in but once your in you're greater by the local touts and some beautiful architecture. There are lots of plans and projects restoring the square after the recent earthquake

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the hotel I stayed at while observing all the temples and sites in Kathmandu. We drove about 6 hours from Kathmandu to Jiri where I began my trek to Kala Patthar which is 18,500ft which I fortunately made with the guide and porter...More

Thank aedarshani5
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