Basantapur Tower, Kathmandu

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A World Heritage Site, Basantapur Tower has nine floors and overlooks the city through meticulously carved windows. Kings used this view, the legend goes, to see if all the chimneys in the city were smoking during meal times to make sure no one was hungry. Due to damage by an earthquake in 2015, much of the tower is closed to the public--but many of its the exquisite woodcarvings from the upper floors are now on display at the basement level. Walk around and inspect the elaborate ornaments with erotic images, marvelous doors, woodwork, and metalwork. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basantapur Tower by using our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Did not suffer as much from the hearthquake and definitely the nicest of the 3 city to visit in the valley  more »
  • Damaged from the earth quake. It's still amazing to go visit. Restoration will take a long time. Will have to go back to see the improvements  more »
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  • good place to spend time
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