Durbar Square, which means Royal Squares in English, is the generic name used to describe plazas and areas opposite the old royal palaces in Nepal. The name comes from Persian دربار (Darbar). It consists of temples, idols, open courts, water fountains and more. Before the Unification of Nepal, Nepal consisted of small kingdoms, and Durbar Squares are most prominent remnants of those old kingdoms in Nepal. In particular, three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, belonging to the three Newar kingdoms situated there before unification, are most famous: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.These sites have received significant damage due to the devastating earthquake of 2015 but most structures still remain.
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Diana luxuryretreathawaii Vacation Rental Hawaii | Jul 16, 2018
A nice site, packed with vendors trying to convince you to buy their products. It takes away from the beautiful site. Too crowded and dirty, it looks as it was not been taken cared of, after the 2015 earthquake. I tried to take some nice pictures though!
Syed Saif | Jun 20, 2018
Durbar Square is very nice place in Nepal. This is a historical place where we can see lots of ancient works of Buddha. This place is fully aesthetics and lots of architectural views together. There is a loss of architecture within this master plan
Mark Lynch | Mar 31, 2018
The earthquake took a real toll on the structures and temples in Durbar Square. Most of the largest sustained immense damage and are being restored. Many of the upper stories of the temples collapsed. While under restoration, many of the buildings are covered in scaffolding and tarps, so there is little to see. The cost is 1000 Rupees per person to enter (roughly $10 per head at this time of writing). It is a little steep given the condition, but worthwhile as a donation to reconstruction. Watch out for the touts trying to sell you a guided tour. Just use the map of the area with descriptions and guide yourself.
Kumar P | Jul 8, 2018
Amazing place to visit in Kathmandu. Workmanship was so advanced and perfect many years back also.
Suman Shahi | Jul 5, 2018
Its really awesome n peaceful places where we can spend our time with friends...
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