Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Chetra is located at the center of the city and is one of the three royal palaces (Durbar Square) in the Kathmandu valley. This area held the palaces of Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Now, it is a popular destination for national as well as international tourists. ... The place is surrounded by Hindu and the Buddhist temples. Most of the monuments seem to date from the 15th to the 18th century and comprises of beautifully embellished exteriors and brilliantly carved wooden architecture.
The chanting of the prayers and the sound of the temple bell seem to wake this place up early in the morning. The strong belief in culture and tradition among the residents of the Kathmandu valley can be clearly observed in this area. Youngsters can often be spotted enjoying the afternoon sun and taking photographs with their friends.