Kathmandu, Nepal

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Kathmandu Nepal

Kathmandu is the history-rich capital and largest town of Nepal. Located in one of the most dramatic natural environments possible, the Himalayan Mountains, Kathmandu has a large concentration of culture, art and tradition. Most of the cultural centers in Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu valley, a Valley with thousands of years of history. Walking around Katmandu is like strolling through an open air museum, the temples are majestic and the unique Nepali architecture is fascinating. Durbar Square is an excellent depiction of architecture and culture of Nepal. Located heart of Kathmandu, Durbar Square is filled with palaces and temples, including amazing ancient temples like Taleju Temple, a royal palace and the interesting Kumari Palace. Visit Swayambhunath where the Monkey Temple sits high overlooking Kathmandu. Even more impressive is the huge Boudha Stupa in Boudha, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism. The Hindu Temple at Pashupatnath gives a good idea of the Hinduism in Kathmandu. It is here where you will see the huge fires for the cremations on the banks of the Baghmati River. Go to Thamel for restaurants, bars and shops. Nepal’s most cosmopolitan city has lots to offer, and it is also a perfect base to explore the rest of this magical and fascinating country.
Recommended airport
Tribhuvan Intl (KTM)
Nearby destinations
  • Patan a 2.57 km
  • Bhaktapur a 10.03 km
  • Nagarkot a 18.43 km
More info Wikipedia