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Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was located at the entrance to Freak Street and is now just a pile of rubble and is fenced off and there is sadly nothing to see. Hopefully they will restore this wooden shelter from which the name Kathmandu was derived.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Kasthamandap "Wood-Covered Shelter" was a three-storied public shelter that included a shrine consecrated to Gorakshanath situated at Maru, Kathmandu, Nepal. Several myths and stories about the date of the construction of the Kasthamandap Temple have been resolved with the recent archeological findings. The newly discovered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Selim R
Reviewed 28 October 2018

But work is in place to rebuild this as this is the origin of the name Kathmandu. It is a wooden house made from a single tree

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

need to be there in the afternoon to see the living goddess apear in the window and hear her story place in need of repairs after the earthquake

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chrisryan58
Reviewed 20 June 2018

it was built by siggle tree wood and it has carried very significant meaning of kathmandu valley which is very famous.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank serku s
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is one of the 3 Durbars (Courts of King). Situated in the heart of Kathmandu city, the area constitutes several large buildings and temples.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

It was very well built up but the earthquake had demolished this structure. As it's Unesco's heritage site, restoration work is going on with the help of Japan Govt.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank prerak75
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This building from the 16th century was totally destroyed by the earthquake 2015 and there is nothing to see today. The government is planning to rebuild it but the legend says the original was built from one huge tree and this will be difficult to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank annesophie001
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Unfortunately the 2015 earthquake devastated this monument which holds a lot of history and glory. Even the name "Kathmandu" was taken from this very building. Hope the reconstruction finishes up quick to re live this amazing architecture.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Soojansth
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Visited it as part of the Durbar Square tour and heard about its past glory from the tour guide. Unfortunate that the earthquake did not spare this monument.

Date of experience: December 2017
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