Great Places to Visit in Kathmandu
The Nepal’s most famous city’ Kathmandu” known for its ethnic heritages of spiritual cultures and tradition. The world’s most famous religious temples has been surrounded in the Kathmandu city which has its richness of the different cultures and the perception of their belief. The mesmerizing beautiful temples shows the amazing culture and enables the viewers to experience the true belief of worship and has a great morale in every worship conducted by the devotees. The essence of spiritual belief in accordance with Buddhism and Hinduism is captivated in the Kathmandu. Its’ really fascinating for the travelers to know and experience a natural beauty of Kathmandu city.
The famous spiritual heritages of Kathmandu city are Pashupatinath, Swayembunath, Boudha, Kathmandu Durbar Square. One of the best places of Kathmandu that you must visit is Thamel where you will meet travelers all over the World. It is known for the city of lights as during the night time. It is one of the most beautiful place to roam around with beautiful and colouful lights set up, the varieties of shops being around there. Also you can buy the true purity of Nepalese made things as in Thanka, the buddhas Thanka, the pashmina clothes, the statues of both Buddhist and Hindu gods and goddess. It will keep you amazed with such a beautiful things to see around. The people around there are very humble and kind to each and every person. This has been the reason for every travelers to enjoy the Thamel.
Also Kathmandu city is one of the crowded city in Nepal. You will explore the different people’s living in the area of Kathmandu city with the variation in tradition, culture, language. During the ancient time, where the king and queen used to rule over the kingdom, those precious stories are still captured in the places like Kathmandu durbar square, patan, having museums out there. In those museums, the story are placed and it makes very much interesting for the travelers to know.
Once you are in a journey to visit Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu. You will want to come again for the second time with the love and care by the city itself. Of course, the marvelous places to experience and explore. Himalayan Trekking suggest you to explore the following places in Kathmandu valley.
Places to visit in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The one of the most often visited place in Kathmandu city is Kathmandu Durbar square also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square which is the center of attraction for the travelers. The name Hanuman Dhoka Durbar came from the statue of the Hanuman being established by the King Pratap Malla at the entrance of the royal palace in 1672 A.D. It is surrounded with both hindhu and Buddhist temple. The durbar square with its old temples, palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
“Kumari (The living goddess) Ghar” “Kastha Mandap” “Maru Ganesh” Mahadev temple, Shiv Parvati temple, Bhagwati temple, old palace, Saraswati temple, Krishna octangular temple and taleju temple are major attraction of this Durbar Square. And the devotees worships and chants prayers during the festivals. It’s really amazing to see and capture those moments forever. So, this is one the major places to visit in Kathmandu.
2. Swayambhunath Temple
The swayambhunath stupa also known as the monkey temple sits atop its hill. It was built by King Mahadev in the 13th century. Swayambhunath had been important center of Buddhism and Hinduism. This is a good place to catch up panoramic views of the city. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises. The base of the hill is almost surrounded by prayer wheels that were recently installed. Devotees can be seen circulating the stupa at all times. Swayambhu is perhaps the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal.
The one of the famous stupa Boudhanath or Bodnath stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu city and rich in Buddhist symbolism. It remains an important place for pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhist and local Nepalese, as well as popular tourist site. The beautiful place is surrounded with the Tibetan peoples and their chanting prayers. Around Bouddha, you would get a chance to taste the delicious food items of Tibetan style, mostly many tourist prefers to have it. During the evening time, its more relaxing and observe a view with beautiful lights.
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest place to visit in Kathmandu city. It is one of the four important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. It is the largest complex in Nepal, it stretches on both side of the Bagmati river which is considered holy by Hindus. The main pagoda style temple has a gilded roofs, four side cover in silver, and wood carving of the finest quality. Temples dedicated to several other Hindus and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Also in a week, several times worship is done by devotees in the evening time. So, travelers do not want to miss that precious evenings. This is one of the must not miss places to visit in Kathmandu.
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