Historical Kathmandu


Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as Hanuuman Dhoka Square, one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The name Hanuman dhoka durbar came from the statue of Hanuman, estd by the King Pratap Malla at the entrance of the royal palace in 1672 A.D. Most of the temples are built in the pagoda style. The major festivals like Indrajatra, Dashain, Gaijatra , Machchhindranath jatra, these are the occasions when the people from all over the city gather to mark their old traditions which have been celebrate since centuries. The carvings and architecture are most important sights for the travelers to see at Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square.

Patan Durbar Square: One of the popular and most visited Durbar square among the three squares, Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is located at the centre of the city of Lalitpur .This is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. The square also holds old Newari residential house, which is a marvel of Newar architecture. The Malla kings are credited with the establishment of the royal square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, also known as Bhadgaon which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly show caser the skills of the Newari artists and craftman over several countries. The royal palace was originally situated at Dattaraya square and was only later moved to the Durbar Square location. This site is very much rich in the cultural as well as in the tradition of newari people.

Narayanhiti Palace: Narayanhiti Palace or Narayanhiti Durbar, is a place in Kathmandu city, it was the center of royal hospitality, which also long served as residence and principal workplace of the reigning Monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal. Palace is located towards east of the Kaiser Mahal next to Thamel. The current Narayanhiti palace was built by king Mahendra in 1963. After 2006 , revolution toppled the monarchy, where newly elected assembly declared Nepal as a republic country , dethrone the king Gyanendra . Now , the royal palace is turned into a public museum where the visitors could get to know about the royal history of Nepal since the unification of  modern Nepal .





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