KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE is the oldest palace of Nepal. Located in the Basantapur Durbar Square, the palace was known as Gutapau palace before the 16th century. The palace was renamed Hanumandhoka, after the then King Protap Malla set up a statue of Hanuman (the Monkey God) there. One can easily be fascinated by the sights of seemingly uncountable monuments at the square. The square constitutes the Kumari Ghar (the house of Living Goddess) and huge idols of Taleju, Deguta, Krishna, Hanuman (the Monkey God) and Kal Bhairab made at different times.
Out of the three important palaces of the Kathmandu valley, Hanumandhoka palace is given priority. Considered important from different artistic and cultural perspectives the palace is one of the main attractions for fireigners as well as internal tourists. It is listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.
WHAT TO SEE AROUND:
2. Kotilingeswara Mahadev
4. Taleju Temple
5. Kasthamandap at Maru
6. Kal Bhairav
9. Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex,