The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the ancient seat of Malla Rulers of Kathmandu valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attactions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied palace, Kastamandap temple, Kumari Ghar, Kail Bhairabh and the Museum inside the palace.
Place to visitThe Durbar Square is actually made up of two sub-areas. The outer complex is renowned for numerous interesting temples as Kumari Ghar , Kasthamandap , Shiv-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Big Bell etc ,while the inner complex comprises the old palace area ,Hanuman-dhoka and its courtyards as Nasal Choke ,Mul Choke ,Sundari Choke, Basantapur Durbar and other. Besides the magnificent temples and shrines, it has other interesting aspects are various festivals , cultural activities and traditions people are following from centuries, which are presented in the Durbar Square. The major festivals include Indrajatra, Dashain, Gaaijatra, Machchhindra-nath jatra ets. These are the occasion when the people from all over the city gather here to mark their centuries old traditions. All the carving and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine which make the architecture in this Hanuman-dhoka Durbar square among the most important sights for travelers to see.