The questionary is what are tourist places in Kathmandu?
Kathmandu is one of the touristic towns in the world. It is also known as the city of temples. Kathmandu is the main entrance of Nepal by air. It is the first city of tourist. The rich city Kathmandu is the hub of the tourist.
Tourist places in Kathmandu
The valley covered all three state kingdom. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur, each kingdom have the own palace. All these were a single freedom state of different kings. But later Gorkha’s King Prithivi Narayan Shah conquered all these and make a solo kingdom. At final King choose Kathmandu Durbar Square and ruled all over Nepal.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The major palace Kathmandu Durbar lies in the center part of Kathmandu. It is 20 minutes walking distance from Thamel Bazaar. It is also popular as the Basantapur Durbar. The large yard of Durbar is a public place for organizing the cultural program, such as Holi. There is a building of Kumari where a living Goddess Kumari is staying. Another is a tall temple Taleju can see but it open only a day of Dashain in all over the year. And on the way can explore the busy Ason, Indrawchowk the oldest market of Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Durbar is about 15km from Thamel. It is also most visiting and largest palace. It has includes different temples with tallest Naytapol Temple. Also kept pottery works, cultural attractions. The narrow brick paved gully with wooden carved balconies above the tiny hole in the wall. Lion’s gate, golden gates are the famous in Bhaktapur. It is also the good location of filming. Most of the music videos, movies are shooting here.
Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square is located in Lalitpur, about 10km from Thamel. It is also the well-known palace of the valley. The museum, Krishna Temple, and wood carving are the major attraction of Patan. The natural water spout in middle of the yard is awesome. There is a large wood carving factory where can buy a souvenir.
Narayanhiti Durbar is a palace of former King Gyanendra Shah. It was built in the 1960s by Shah dynasty. Now, Nepal is the Federal Republic so it has opened for public as a museum. Narayanhiti lies in Durbarmarg.
Temples in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is popular with the city of the temple. Inside the valley, there are so many temples amongst of them here are some most visited one.
Pashupatinath is the world’s most popular Hindu Shrine. Located on the bank of holy river Bagmati. Mainly two festival, Teej, and Mahashivaratri is a most visiting day. On the occasion of Shivaratri, the Sadhus, pilgrims comes from various countries. It is not only a temple also the place of dead body cremation. The Hindus burn out the dead body with ghee and firewood. In addition, Pashupati is also for wildlife, we can see monkeys, deer on the jungle.
It lies at outskirts of Kathmandu (southern edge). Daskhinkali is the most popular temple in Kathmandu. The temple belongs to Kali. Twice in a week, there are sacrifices of male animals to Kali. It is important that all male animal should be uncastrated. Tuesday and Saturday are the sacrificial days.
Changunarayan Temple stands on a hilltop at the eastern ends of the Kathmandu Valley. The temple had built in 2 hundred centuries ago.
Kathmandu valley is surrounded by hills. Among the side, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are the most visiting hill station.
Nagarkot is a popular hill station of Kathmandu. It mostly famous for sunrise view and Himalaya views.
Dhulikhel is also popular hill station.