Kathmandu Durbar Square

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  1. Duration1 Days

Difficulty:Easy

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital and gateway to the rest of Nepal. It is a vibrant, noisy city, packed-full of history, palaces and temples. Kathmandu is home of temples dating back to the 12th century, Old Durbar squares, UNESCOs cultural world heritage site, the most important Hindu temple and Buddhist Monasteries. Also, the ROYAL PALACE Narayanhiti Durbar and converted in the Museum after infamous 2001 Royal massacre.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square (palace) is the oldest among the 3 Durbar squire within the valley is known as the city of temples. During this fantastic sightseeing we will see a lot of ancient, artful, cultural, elegant and traditional and archaeologically signified temples. Kathmandu Durbar square is also call Hanuman Dhoka Complex, which was the Royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch took a place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards. This palace was initially constructed in the 9th century, 16th century; similarly additional was built in the regime of Shah Dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace and the temples are decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows, struts and panels. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace, where we can see how the regime had ruled over.

What to see around KTM Durbar square:

Hanumandhoka palace, state Museum and Ghatthi Baithak bhawan, Kasthmandav temple (built in 12th century and that has given the name of Kathmandu, those are badly destroyed by earthquake in 2015 and under restoration plan)

Kumari temple: The most curious attraction is a young girl (pre menstruation) chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the living goddess of the Hindu. She is being worshiped as a mother goddess Durga.

Moju Dega temple and Trailokya Narayan temple (destroyed by earthquake in 2015 also under restoration plan)

Pratap stone monolith pillar, pratap script, the black Bhairav sculpture, Jagannath temple, the big bell, Taleju Bhavani temple, Hanuman statue, Golden gate and so on