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