Durbar Square Nepal

Durbar Square


Local people believe that the Kathmandu was formed when Bodhisattva Manjushri used his sword of wisdom to create a passage through the mountain walls on the lake which was present earlier. Kathmandu Valley is a culturally rich site, with seven groups of buildings and monuments. The historic and architectural achievements that made Kathmandu Valley famous can be seen in these buildings. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan are the main historically significant locations of the Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Valley

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Durbar square is an important area in the Kathmandu Valley . The capital city of Kathmandu is a mess of urban sprawl, while Durbar Square retains the Old Nepal beauty. Buddhist temples with intricate carvings and a Nepalese place with rich decorations can be found in Durbar square. Each of these buildings was established in the 12th century while the streets of Durbar square are much older.

Durbar Square in Nepal

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Swayambunath Temple is another building of historic importance in Kathmandu . The conical tower acts as a crown to the temple and the fours sides of the tower base are painted as the eyes of Buddha, called the Seeing Eyes of Buddha. Bodhnath Temple is equally popular among tourists. Patan and Bhaktapur also have several historical buildings with shrines of Hindu Gods. The Pashupathinath temple is the most important Hindu site and many Hindu pilgrims from several parts of Asia can be seen in the temple area.

Changu Narayan Temple

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Changu Narayan Temple is where you will see a museum that has several stone carved pieces that reflect the beauty of Nepal art. You can hire a taxi to make it easier to get around all the attractions of this historic site while on a day trip. If you want to spend a few more days in Nepal and are looking for cheaper travel options, then it is easy for visitors to take the local buses.

Date posted: 25th June, 2016

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