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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square...
Ranked #38 of 198 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 4 April 2018 via mobile

Need lot of improvement to attract tourist. The approching road is not conducive for tourist on foot & very dusty. Entrance fees exceptionally high.

Thank Muhd Sakaff A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The area has lots of ancient monuments still showing elaborate and beautifully carved woodwork. Due to the devastating earthquake of 2015, some monuments collapsed and you can see bamboo scaffolding around the Dhoka, along with images of how it will look once restored. The ground is very uneven, so you need to watch where you walk.

Thank Manuel B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Admission 1,000r. The 2015 earthquake damaged a substantial number of buildings in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, and although the buildings have been made safe, and many covered and protected from the elements, restoration work is barely evident.
You can visit the home of Kumari, the Living Goddess and may even see her at prescribed times, but it is not allowed to photograph her.
Hopefully a large part of the admission fee goes towards the ongoing restoration.

Thank Martin N
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a big Darbar square in Kathmandu. Partially damaged , still the main attraction. Very close to the thamel area,

Thank JoyShurjo
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Not sure why some reviewers like this, but the area is very crowded with locals just passing through to get to the other side of the square. But us foreigners have to pay. It is still is great disrepair from the earthquake a few years ago. Almost nothing was open to go inside.

Thank Jere M
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