Located at the heart of capital, Kathmandu Durbar Square- a World Heritage Site- hosts a number of medieval and neoclassical palaces, courtyards, temples, museums amidst a buzzing local market scene. The must-see landmarks include the Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur palace, Talaju temple, National musuem, and Kasthamandap. The only living goddess in the world Kumari lives in Kumari House in the center of the square.
Tucked away around the corner of the square is Freak Street, a famous walkway lined with traditional houses that used to be haven for hippies in the 60s and 70s.
Durbar Square still remains intact despite the earthquake in 2015 with renovation work taking place in the damaged ones. The Durbar Square has now been opened for public and tourists.
How to get there?
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the center of Kathmandu city and it is at 8 km distance from Tribhuvan International Airport. Taxis, public buses and vehicles are available that directly take you to Durbar Square. You can also ride a rickshaw from Thamel for a more environment-friendly option.
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