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Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure

Kathmandu Durbar Square lies at the center of the Kathmandu Valley and it is register as a UNESCO world heritage site. This place represents ancient architecture and Newari culture and its surround, and enclosed by a square boundary. It is the royal palace of Nepalese kings for centuries.
When Malla Kings ruled the Kathmandu valley at that time Durbar Square was construct around the 3rd century. The major development of the place is boost by king Pratap Malla and added Newari flavor to it. Jaya Prakash Malla built Kumari Bahal and known as the living god in Newari culture.
Kasthamandap is built from one single tree which is known as the house of wood. In the old days, it used to be a community hall where people gather for the ceremony, later it was made into a temple.
There are other things to see around the places like Hanuman Dhoka, Mahendreshvara Temple, Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Mul Chowk, Nasal Chowk, Vilar Temple, Ashok Binayak Shrine, and Simha Sattal.
Due to the massive earthquake in 2015, many heritage were dmage and it is being reconstruct again.


The valley was rule by Malla Dynasty from the 13th century to the 18th century. For occupying Kathmandu Valley, the Kingdom of Nepal constructed four more observatories southeast of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Narayani Palace was built in 1886 all kings of Shah Dynasty live in Palace. Kathmandu Durbar Square go through many modifications as per the rulers at different periods, which resembles different designs and styles of monuments. Jaya Praskash Malla built Kumari Bahal during 1560 – 1574. King Mahendra Malla built temples such as Jagannath temple, Mahendreswara Temple, Kotilingeshwara Mahadev, and Taleju Temple.

The attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kumari Bahal
Hanuman Dhoka
Taleju Temple
Kala Bhairav
Jagannath Temple