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Historical monument

If you are interested to see the historical sites this is one of the great 7 storied place with... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Pizza K
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Partly affected by Earthquake 2015

Durbar is partly affected by earthquake. However, the nearby temples are completely destroyed. All... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Kangtega R
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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Nuwakot Durbar is a famous place located in a historic District of Nepal, Nuwakot which was built by the great king Prithvi Narayan Shah. Prithivi Narayan becomes first Shah King of Nuwakot when he won over Nuwakot in 1801 BS. In that time, Nepal...more
Nuwakot Palace, Nuwakot, Nepal
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If you are interested to see the historical sites this is one of the great 7 storied place with great amount of wood carvings. This is the plalace of the forefathers of this present king who went forth reunited Nepal. Now it's destroyed by the...More

Thank Pizza K
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Durbar is partly affected by earthquake. However, the nearby temples are completely destroyed. All those monuments have not been reconstructed yet. However, charm of Durbar remains intact. Thank god. People were safe.

Thank Kangtega R
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Interesting but not worth going there on the most dangerous road I have ever travelled. Thought we would go down the steep bank and all. Die.

Thank diannesdavies
Reviewed 15 January 2018

There's not much there. It's perched on the side of a hill, not far from the Famous Farm. It used to be a street of two storey buildings, but now they are either non existent or tin sheds. IT has opened the street up a...More

1  Thank julesthumper
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Really interesting to walk around and see the old Palace and village area of the King who united Nepal. Unfortunately, typical of Nepal, there was no museum or information available to inform you about the history or explain the buildings. Not even any freelance guides,...More

Thank Timhiggins2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The King of Nuwakot was Kulmandan Khan. The historical palace area of Nuwakot located at 76 km far west-north of Kathmandu has been regarded as an important place since ancient time. Before 1744 AD, nepal was devided into numerous tiny States

Thank samudradeviholiday
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nuwakot Durbar, the former palace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah holds a historical and emotional value of Nepal as he is the first king of united Nepal. Situated near the Trishuli Bazzar, this seven story palace of Nuwakot is now a destination for all the...More

8  Thank JAYAHOC
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This palace was evocative of King Prithvi Narain Shah and how he must have united Nepal . Charming , absorbing place

3  Thank Honeygatherer
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Even though the buildings have fallen, partially fallen or are propped up it is still a place to see. The houses are gone and people are living in tin sheds - this is sad to see.

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice place to spend the afternoon and watch the sunset across the horizon, over the hills of the Bidur as the water snake down below. See the old temples and what the earthquake has done to the Durbar and marvel at the history of the...More

1  Thank D B
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