Places to visit in the Kathmandu; The Capital city of Nepal

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Kathmandu is Nepal's capital and most-visited destination. It is surrounded by Himalayan mountains, full of ancient temples, golden pagodas, natural beauty and fascinating villages.Various temples, monasteries, and stupas adorn the city's landscape, particularly the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan which are famous for their stunning, intricate religious artworks. Kathmandu is safe to visit, and it's known for extremely friendly people and hospitality towards tourists and visitors

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There are so many amazing places to visit in Kathmandu like Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and many more.

Major Highlights of Kathmandu ; the capital city of Nepal

  • Swayambhunath stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Boudha Stupa
  • Basantapur Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Garden of Dreams
  • Hanuman Dhoka Durbar
  • Narayanhiti Palace Museum

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhu literally means "self-existent one". Believed to date back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Mana Deva and by the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Legend has it that Swayambhu was born out of a lotus flower that bloomed in the middle of a lake that once spread across the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as Monkey temple because many groups of monkeys can be seen in that temple.

Pashupatinath Temple

It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is located in Kathmandu, Nepal near the sacred Bagmati River. This temple was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river", and is one of seven monument groups in UNESCO's designation of Kathmandu Valley. It is built on an area of 246 hectares (2,460,000 m²) and includes 518 mini-temples and a main pagoda house.

Boudha Stupa

Boudha, also known as Boudhanath, Khasti Chaitya and Khāsa Chaitya is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner and continues to the ancient and smaller stupa of Chabahil named Charumati Stupa (often called "Little Boudhanath).

Basantapur Durbar Square

Basantapur Durbar Square also known as kathmandu Durbar Square is located in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom and is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Royal Palace was originally at Dattaraya square and was later moved to the Durbar square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a former royal palace complex located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. It housed the Malla kings of Nepal from 14th to 15th century and the kings of the Kingdom of Bhaktapur from 15th to late 18th century until the kingdom was conquered in 1769. Today, this square is recognised by UNESCO managed jointly by the Archeological Department of Nepal and Bhaktapur Municipality and is under heavy restoration due to the damages from the earthquake in 1934 and the recent earthquake of 2015.

Patan Durbar Square:

It is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.There are many temples and statues in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the Newa People. A center of both Hinduism and Buddhism, Patan Durbar Square has 136 "bahals" (courtyards) and 55 major temples.

The Garden of Dreams

The Garden of Dreams, also, the Garden of Six Seasons, is a neo-classical garden in Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu, Nepal, built in 1920. Designed by Kishore Narsingh, it consists of 6,895 square metres (74,220 sq ft) of gardens with three pavilions, an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, and urns. From the mid-1960s, upon the death of its patron, Kaiser Samsher Rana, it lay in neglect but was recently restored with the help of the Austrian government.

Hanuman Dhoka Durbar

It is a complex of structures with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings and also of the Shah dynasty in the Durbar Square of central Kathmandu, Nepal. It is spread over five acres. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace (Hanuman Dhoka Darbar in Nepali) gets its name from the stone image of Hanuman, the Hindu deity, that sits near the main entryway. 'Dhoka' means door or gate in Nepali. The buildings were severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake.

The Narayanhiti Palace Museum

It is a public museum in Kathmandu, Nepal located east of the Kaiser Mahal and next to Thamel. The museum was created in 2008 from the complex of the former Narayanhiti Palace (or Narayanhiti Durbar) following the 2006 revolution. Before the revolution, the palace was the residence and principal workplace of the monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal, and hosted occasions of state.

Heading out on a vacation to Kathmandu, you will get to capture the alluring views of nature, seek blessings from the divine place of worships, trek through the forest covers to reach the summits to welcome serene views, and get to know more about the ancient era from the museums and exhibition halls. 

Picture of Dharahara

While the tourist places in Kathmandu like Budhanilkantha offers you the view of the large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu, Jagannath Temple impresses you with its picture perfect architecture and intricate carvings, Dakshinkali Temple lets you be a part of the age old rituals and traditions, the Tribhuvan Museum lets you explore the antiques and relics of the kings who used to rule Nepal.

Above all, these places to visit near Kathmandu will provide you a wholesome touring experience of the country proud of its culture and traditional values.

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