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Famous Places to visit when you are in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal is a country full of natural, cultural, religious, historical, geographical, social, political, economic and architectural diversities. It is a nation of temples, mountains, hills, plains, religions, peace, harmony, waterfalls, rivers and other natural resources.

Being a landlocked country, it is surrounded by two giants, China and India. The tourism industry has been one of the main sources of national income for Nepal over the years. It is the reason why Nepal has become the favourite destination for vacations to many tourists all over the world. The old historical palaces, cultural monuments, religious temples, stupas, gumbas, towers and traditional architecture of Nepal attracts millions of tourists every year. The snow-covered mountains ranging more than 8000m. are the reasons why Nepal has been listed by Forbes as one of the best destinations for holidays package. Kathmandu city is the capital city of Nepal. Apart from being the capital city of the nation, Kathmandu city itself is a favourite destination to visit because of its temples, gumbas, stupas, towers, architecture and cityscape.

In this article, we will discuss five famous places to visit while you are in Kathmandu and why to visit them.

Pashupatinath temple

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More than 70% of its total population in Nepal follow Hinduism making it the second country with the highest Hindu population after India. Pashupatinath temple- A UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most sacred place on Earth for Hindus. It is believed that Lord Shiva and his wife, Pravati have lived in this place making this place- the most religious place for Hindus. There is a Shivalingha inside this temple which is worshipped by Hindus as a symbol of Lord Shiva.

This temple is the reason why every year millions of devotees visit the temple for taking blessings from Lord Shiva. If you just land in Kathmandu and wanna fresh start to your journey, you must start it by and visiting and taking blessings from the Pashupatinath temple. It is believed to be a good sign to take blessings from the Pashupatinath temple when you are starting a new journey.

Boudhanath Stupa

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Nepal is a nation where Lord Buddha was born, the founder of the Buddhism religion. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world which is followed by more than 7% of the global population. Stupa or Gumba is the holy place in the Buddhist language. There are many stupas and gumbas in Nepal but the major ones and significant ones lie in Kathmandu city. Boudhanath Stupa - A UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most sacred place on Earth for Buddhists.

Those who follow Buddhism believe in peace and harmony that's why people who visit Boudhanath Stupa are supposed to have peace and harmony in their life. Those who visit Boudhanath Stupa will experience peace, harmony, enlightenment, wisdom and blessings from Lord Buddha.

Each year, millions of people from all over the world come to visit Boudhanath Stupa making this place - one of the most loved destinations in Nepal. When you are visiting Kathmandu make sure to find peace, harmony and blessings from Lord Buddha at Boudhanath Stupa. It is one of the important places to visit while you are in Kathmandu.

Basantapur Durbar Area

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Basantapur Durbar Square - A UNESCO World Heritage Site is the busiest tourists area in Kathmandu. When you ask tourists who have already visited Nepal about Basantapur, they gonna tell you one thing, " amazing streets". There is an ancient historic palace constructed during the 14th century. There are temples, royal palaces, statues of gods and eye-pleasing views of megastructures of ancient architecture. Tourists love to visit this place because of the busiest streets lifestyle.

There are small corner shops that add beauty to this place. Temples that give you religious vibes. The royal palace of this area is the centre of attraction for everyone who visits this place. You can travel to this place on your feet the whole day and still never be bored or tired because of the beauty around this area.

It is called the busiest area in Kathmandu because of the busy streets and many people visiting this marvellous architecture. When you are in Kathmandu, the Basantapur area shall be your favourite destination to hang out with street people.

Dharahara Tower

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Dharahara tower is a view tower originally constructed by the then Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa in 1832 A.D. It was destroyed by the devastating earthquake of April 2015 but now it has been reconstructed. It is the recently built beautiful architecture from Nepal. The whole cityscape of Kathmandu can be seen from the top of this tower. It is the best place to visit for seeing the beautiful scenes of the capital city of Nepal. The area around this tower is so natural and peaceful which is the reason why this area of full of people and tourists.

Situated at the centre of the capital city, it is a unique tower having its beauty and history in Nepal. If you are a fan of old architectural designs and history, Dharahara tower is the best place for you to visit while you are in Kathmandu.

Swoyambhunath Stupa

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Swoyambhunath Stupa - A UNESCO World Heritage Site is another most sacred place on Earth for Buddhists. It is located on the top of Swoyambhu hill from where the entire cityscape of Kathmandu is visible. It is very famous among Buddhists because it is an important Stupa in the Buddhism religion. It is an ancient religious architecture famous for Buddhists. A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swoyambhu Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley.

There is a park full of trees and ancient gumbas where you can find peace and harmony. The entire area of Swoyambhu is full of surprises. The amazing Swoyambhu Stupa is visited by millions of tourists every year which is the sole reason why it is preserved by UNESCO properly. When you visit Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a place where you shall visit to find yourself in nature.

I hope you enjoy reading this article about famous places to visit when you are in Kathmandu. These five famous places are my recommendation to visit while you are roaming around Kathmandu valley. There are many more exciting places to visit when you are in Kathmandu, do find out more when you plan to visit Nepal next time.


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