Durbar Square

Local name
LocationKathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square.The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu_Durbar_Square

Address Kathmandu, Nepal

Coordinates 27°42'16.431" N 85°18'25.308" E

Tours and activities: Durbar Square

Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

from 46 USD

Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

from 32 USD

Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with Nepalese Cooking Lesson

from 66 USD

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