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Our of place in Durbar Square?

This white ‘European’ neo-classical building on the eastern side of the palace seems somewhat out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
One_of_the_BOFs
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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British Influence In Durbah Square

This white edifice in the Durbah Square was the Palace occupied by the Rana's who ruled between... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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“Our of place in Durbar Square?”
20 Jan 2019
“British Influence In Durbah Square”
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This white ‘European’ neo-classical building on the eastern side of the palace seems somewhat out of place in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Now fully restored after earthquake damage, it looms large over the various temples, etc.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

This white edifice in the Durbah Square was the Palace occupied by the Rana's who ruled between 1846 and 1951 and were very pro-British hence the design. This place was partialyy destroyed in April 2015 and has now been fixed.It seems somewhat out of place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Dominating the eastern side of Durbar Sq, this white neoclassical building, part of the Hanuman Dhoka palace build in 1908 as a memorial to the imported European style that became fashionable in Nepal during the Rana period, lost parts of its facade during the 7.8...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Walked past it while exploring Kathmandu. Beautiful European-style building nonetheless. Seismic-strengthening efforts currently ongoing.

Date of experience: February 2017
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