21 May 2019

Inside Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley has culturally rich, historically high important places to see. The valley is the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu valley has an exotic setting. It is surrounded by tier upon tier of green mountain walls above which tower mighty snowcapped peaks. The valley covers an area of 218 sq miles. It is situated at 1310 meter above the sea level. It contains three fabled cities of great historic, religious and cultural interest. Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). Every town has Durbar Square (old palace) with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.

The valley has often been described as an open air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal and wood scattered throughout it. The city of temples and monasteries provides you delights about the Hindu and Buddhism religion and culture. It is the most popular places for Hindu and Buddhist community and interesting for all religion people. Below is the list of some of the popular places inside Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. It is declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Most of the cultural centers of Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu valley


Swoyambhunath Tample

Swoyambhunath is one of the most glorious Buddhist stupa. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are all seeing eyes of Lord Budha



Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal. Boudha or Bodnath Stupa is the most famous and old stupa that lies to the east of Kathmandu city nearby famous Pashupatinath Temple.



Pashupatinath temple is the most religious temple for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva. Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu.


Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar square boast of many famous sites and unique architectures. The ancient palaces, temples and shrines with exquisite carving are scattered around Patan Durbar Square.


Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur or Bhadgaun is the popular city inside Kathmandu valley. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains innumerable temples and architectural wonders such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc.


Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta is the oldest temple in Nepal. This ancient temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu and located on a hilltop 8 km east of Kathmandu.