"Durbar square - over 40 sights" Kathmandu Tip by josephescu

Kathmandu, Nepal: 62 reviews and 112 photos

Also referred to as Hanuman-Dhoka, the Durbar square is enlisted UNESCO since 1979, and boasts over 40 interesting temples and sights such as Kumari Ghar, Kasthmandap, Shiv-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Big Bell, etc. there is also an inner complex, inside the former royal palace, which comprises the old palace area, Hanuman-dhoka and its courtyards as Nasal Chowk, Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Lohan Chowk, Mohan Chowk, Basantapur Durbar and others. There are many temples in the inner complex also, most notable being the Taleju Temple dedicated to female royal deity.

The concentration of temples is simply amazing, but this is only what it stands today. Prior to the great earthquake in 1934, the area was much larger and incorporated 35 courtyards which extended as far as the New Road. Only 10 courtyards stand nowadays.

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2007
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