Kathmandu Durbar Square
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- Kathmandu Durbar SquareMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
The medieval coronation square and the heart of Kathmandu's Old City, this collection of towering Himalayan pagodas and shrines is the single most atmospheric part of Kathmandu, and a must-visit while you're in the city. The strange romance of the architecture makes a unique impression here, all carvings and bricks and dark wood, and it's an amazing place to visit at nightfall, when the whole life of the city spills out into the streets here. Some of the temples are open only one day a year; others, like the Bhairava shrine or the small temple paying homage to Ganesh, get a constant stream of visitors.
- Kathmandu Durbar SquareAug 01, 2012
Need to find the correct photo from my trip to upload (see my friend Chandan's comment on earlier photo below).
Kathmandu Durbar Square an amazing place, not unlike most places I had the amazing fortune to visit during my 3 weeks in Nepal. This square in particular was like a cacophony of sights, sounds, sights, smells and religious people and temples all harmoniously together in one place (e.g., Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism -- in fact, a rarity in the world: Hindus and Buddhists get along so well that when asked about the differences many I approached with my guide could not explain exactly ;-)
- Kathmandu Durbar SquareJul 12, 2012
Kathmandu's old Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) is the valley's number-one tourist attraction. Patna's Durbar Square is Lovelier, and Bhaktapur's is more peaceful, but Kathmandu's sprawling complex seethes with life. On warm summer nights people linger on temple steps and vegetable sellers display their wares by candlelight near the Kathamandap. Early on a winter morning the square is equally evocative, with the pagoda roofs barely visible through th fog. Temple bells clang in the mist, and women hurry past wrapped in shawls, bearing trays of PUJA offerings. The oldest of Durbar Square's more than 50 monuments dates back to the 12th century, when the area was already an important center at the junction of two major trade routes.
- Kathmandu Durbar SquareJul 10, 2012
Went there at the age of 7 so, don't remember much except that the square is surrounded by long red buildings and when you walk on the inside it's not a big room instead it's like a square,and you can walk on the sides and look downward toward the ground floor and the square is huge from one side to another,you can see a lot of pigeons inside this little(compared to the whole thing)square surrounded by a rope and there is no cage holding them they fly and come back to that square.
- Kathmandu Durbar SquareJul 05, 2012
Don't miss this is you are in Kathmandu! It's the best touristic thing you can do while you are there. It's a completely different world from Thamel which is most likely where you will be staying as a backpacker. This is what I imagined Nepal to be like.Recommended for:Backpackers