Kathmandu, Nepal - Durbar Square

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Durbar Square is the generic name used to describe plazas opposite old royal palaces in Nepal. Before the Unification of Nepal, Nepal consisted of small kingdoms, and Durbar Squares are most prominent remnants of those old kingdoms in Nepal. In particular, three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, belonging to the three kingdoms situated there before unification, are most famous: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The royal palace was originally situated at Dattaraya square and was only later moved to the Durbar square location.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square also surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. The square is presently known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace.

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  1. copperhorse 64 months ago | reply

    Excellent work of art...

  2. Pedro Toro1 64 months ago | reply

    Excelente y preciosa foto, composición, luz y nitidez, buenísimos, saludos Globe.

  3. Gaurav Dinesh 64 months ago | reply

    Superb travel photography.

  4. Terry -Pueblo Paradiso 64 months ago | reply

    Simply Stunning piece of work....so very Beautiful!

  5. altzo 64 months ago | reply

    magnifica!!!!,saludos

  6. wilco79 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot

  7. CBD28 64 months ago | reply

    Des monuments que l'on a pas l'habitude de voir...

  8. BKHagar *Kim* 64 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Something inherently romantic about the scene!

  9. Elisabeth Gaj 64 months ago | reply

    Great composition and presentation !

  10. Jesus_l 64 months ago | reply

    Nice and lovely image!!!

  11. pepeouropreto 64 months ago | reply

    great shot. congratulations!!! merry christmas.

  12. Eng-ta 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, and somehow I feel the romantic atmosphere there~

  13. MacaholiQ8 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful exposure.

  14. gbogomilov 64 months ago | reply

    Preciosa nocturna.Has reflejado de manera espectacular toda la belleza de ese maravilloso lugar.

  15. ∃Scape 63 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture and light

  16. Swissrock 62 months ago | reply

    This is a Beautiful work!

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