The Hanumandhoka Durbar Museum Development Committee is opening two ancient courtyards at the Hanumandhoka Durbar in Kathmandu to the public. The Hanumandhoka Durbar is one of the eight places in the country listed under the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.The Committee is throwing open the Mohankali Chok and Sundari Chok, the two ancient courtyards at the site for public viewing from January 1, 2012.
The Mohankali Chok was build during the rule of then king Pratap Malla and it was used for holding important meetings. It has intricate woodcarvings and stone carving. Similarly, the Sundari Chok also has beautiful woodcarving as well as stone carving. You can observe master piece of wood architecture in Kathmandu valley culture sightseeing tour.
The Hanumandhoka Durbar Museum Development Committee, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Nepal Pavilion Company that are responsible for the upkeep of the world heritage site said they are opening the two ancient courtyards at the Hanumandhoka Durbar (palace) open to inform the general public about the historical importance of these two courtyards and for their conservation.