One of the beautiful remains
in the Durbar area is tile Stepped Tank built in chlorite
schist, used by the royals and for religious purposes. The
small but neat tank is about 22 square meters and about 7
meters deep. It has five distinct tiers, each fitted with
steps set in a pleasing pattern. The mason marks on the individual
blocks indicating the direction, the row and the location
of the steps reveal that the layout of this stepped tank was
well thought out in advance and all the different block stones
were prepared in accordance with the plan elsewhere and assembled
on the site later. This tank was discovered during the recent
A bigger tank measuring
roughly 73 meters by 27 meters is at the entrance into the
Durbar area, and located to the Northwest of the Queen's bath.
The common people probably used this tank.