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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Ranked #18 of 147 things to do in Kathmandu
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Owner description: Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We visited Kathmandu on 26th Jan 2013. In and around Kathmandu there are 3 Durbar squares.Durbar squares are plazas in front of old Royal Palaces of Nepal. 1 is in Kathmandu, second in Patan & 3rd in Bhaktapur. All these squares are Unesco World Heritage sites.We visited all of these in 1 day excursion.
Kathmandu Durbar square also known as Hanuman Dhoka as is having a nice statue of Hanumanji.Its a huge complex with lot of temples & large clean pavement.
Patan is famous for Krishna temple, Golden temple & numerous statues of Shri Ram,Hanuman& other Hindu Gods & Goddesses.
Bhaktapur is little far off from Kathmandu (30-35 kms) having a tall 5 storeyed temple along with old palaces & monateries.

Lots of pigeons were seen in Hanuman Dhoka & in Patan Durbar square.

Though all three squares are more or less same having Pagoda style temples,and excellent wooden & metal carvings but each has something extra to offer to the visitors. I personally feel one must visit all three during a visit to Kathmandu.

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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Durbar square is a nice place to visit if you are in Kathmandu. There are many temples in the square and a good place for religious people but It’s kind of a hangout place as well for locals as well as for tourists. You can enjoy the walking in the square; there are some temples which you can visit. The buildings are very old and the architecture is very impressive. At the entrance, some local people sell beautiful handicrafts; some of them look like antique. You can grab yourself a good bargain if you have the skill.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

This was a fascinating place to visit. The hustle and bustle of daily life, people selling their wares, weddings being celebrated and the living Goddess all happening in a fairly small area. the building are just stunning - all these pagoda shaped buildings with their red fabric frills, fantastic carvings and statues. It was a cultural feast.

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

You can't visit Katmandu without a vist here. We took up the offer of a guide which was worth the small fee and discovered places on the square we wouldn't have found on our own. We were lucky to see the living godness, a little girl who appears on her balcony on rare occaisions and our guide explained how she was chosen and the history very well. Its busy and crowded but fascinating, well worth a visit but if you get chance go to Durbar Square in Bhaktapur its sublime

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Not as well preserved as Bastanapur and much more commercial. I was surprised by how many locals sit all over the various buildings / temples - quite amazed as to how high they climb to sit and/or lay down. Unfortunately, very much detracts from the view.

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