Kasthamandap temple

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Kasthamandap (House of Wood) is a wooden three storey temple from which Kathmandu is said to get its name from. It is located in the southwest corner of the square. Exactly when it was built is unknown but it may date from as far back as the 12th century. It is believed that it was constructed using the wood from a single sal tree. It is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world.

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