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Nepal: Durbar Squares




While we were in Nepal we visited Bhaktapur Durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan Durbar square. They all look kind of similar to each other but its worth it to visit all of them. All three of them are UNESCO world heritage sites.

Bhaktapur Durbar square: Rs1100
Patan Durbar square: Rs 500
Patan Museum: Rs 250
Kathmandu Durbar square: We didnt pay anything because we went right after Kot puja and a military guy was guiding us so I am not sure if there is an entrance fee. But since the others have one then this should too right?

For Bhaktapur we got a guide. He was very good. He spoke fluently english and knew so much about the history of Nepal so we learned a lot. In Kathmandu durbar square we went around with a guy from the military. He also knew a lot and explained so much to us. The only annoying thing was that the day we went it was extremely crowded as everyone was trying to get in Taleju Bhawani Mandir temple which opens only once a year during Dashain (only hindus can enter). Patan we just walked around alone. No guide.




Bhaktapur Durbar Square








The woodwork is amazing!















Kathmandu Durbar Square


Wedding pictures.
















Kumari Chowk. Here lives the Kumari (living goddess). We didn't get to see her because of Dashain she was very busy giving blessings to people that visited her. Foreigners are not allowed inside the house only in the courtyard but if you are lucky you might see her standing/passing by the window on the third floor. 

Patan Durbar Square


Behind us is the Patan Museum 



Wearing
Top: Zadig & Voltaire
Pants: Balmain
Shoes: Zara






Keshav Narayan temple in the museum courtyard. 





















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