Kathmandu Basantapur

Basantapur is known for Kathmandu Durbar Square, with centuries-old palace buildings, courtyards, and temples, some damaged in a 2015 earthquake. Exhibits at the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Museum include the Shah throne and intricate stone carvings. Worshippers offer marigold garlands at the huge 6th-century sculpture of Kaal Bhairav, a fierce Hindu deity, and visit Kumari Ghar palace to glimpse the young “living goddess.”