Durbar Square

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  • Address: Kathmandu 44600,Nepal
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 750 NPR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Square

Durbar Square - Review

Dubar square is one of the most colourful and vibrant places in Kathmandu. Urrounded by heritage structures, temples and the Hanuman Dhoka palace, this square makes for a perfect beginning to your Nepalese sojourn.

Whether you are at the ‘freak’ street where both the hippies and Beatles hung out, or at the Hindu and Buddhist temples that are hundreds of years old, the Kathmandu square is a place that will leave you enthralled and intrigued. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Durbar Square, with its old temples, palaces and quaint alleys epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people of Nepal.

The Durbar Square area is actually made up of two sub-areas. The outer complex is renowned for numerous interesting temples as Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiv-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Big Bell etc, while the inner complex comprises of the old palace area, Hanuman-Dhoka and its courtyards such as Nasal Choke, Mul Choke, Sundari Choke, Basantapur Durbar . Besides the magnificent temples and shrines, its other interesting aspects are various festivals, cultural activities and traditions that people have followed from centuries, including the crowning of the kings of Nepal that have taken place at this square.

The sighting of the ‘Royal kumari’ or the living goddess at the square is an ethereal experience, watching all the adulation and devotion of the crowd towards her.

Durbar Square Information

  • Great for people watching, this square will give you fantastic photographic memories. Do carry a camera.
  • If you happen to be around the square when the Royal Kumari gives an appearance, do not take any photos of her, they are not permitted.

Durbar Square Ticket Prices

  • There is an entrance fee to the square of 750 Nepali Rupees. Fees for locals and foreigners differ.

How To reach Durbar Square by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop: NAC bus stop
  • Bir Hospital Bus stop
  • Ratna Park Bus stop

Restaurants Near Durbar Square

  • Bajra
  • Royal Heritage Restaurant
  • Illusion
  • Cosmopolitan

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TripHobo Highlights for Durbar Square

  • Durbar Square Address: Kathmandu 44600,Nepal
  • Durbar Square Timing: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Durbar Square Price: 750 NPR
  • Time required to visit Durbar Square: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Durbar Square

  • 95% of people who visit Kathmandu include Durbar Square in their plan

  • 87.92% of people start their Durbar Square visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Durbar Square

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durbar Square

People normally club together Swayambhunath Temple and Garden Of Dreams while planning their visit to Durbar Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Durbar Square, Kathmandu Reviews

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A must see, must visit part of Kathmandu. A lot of wonderful work and effort is going into the restoration and maintenance of the entire complex. One encourages people to spend time here, well worth it.

  • Great historical site ,Monuments and temple area. Rich in culture and the designs carved in the woods and stones are just marvelous.

  • I told you it is one of the great place of history, i loved it when i visited it. It actually one of the place to visit once in a lifetime. I recommend this place for visit

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