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Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The city is at an elevation of approximately 1400 meters, in the bowl – shaped Kathmandu valley. It got its name from the “Kasthmandap Temple”, stood at Darbar Square. Kasth means ‘wood’ in Sanskrit and mandap means ‘covered shelter’, built in 1596 by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The city is at an elevation of approximately 1400 meters, in the bowl – shaped Kathmandu valley. It got its name from the “Kasthmandap Temple”, stood at Darbar Square. Kasth means ‘wood’ in Sanskrit and mandap means ‘covered shelter’, built in 1596 by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.

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<strong>Best</strong> <strong>Tourist</strong> <strong>Places</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Kathmandu</strong><br />

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<strong>Kathmandu</strong> is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The city is at an elevation of approximately 1400 meters, <strong>in</strong> the bowl<br />

– shaped <strong>Kathmandu</strong> valley. It got its name from the “Kasthmandap Temple”, stood at Darbar Square. Kasth means<br />

‘wood’ <strong>in</strong> Sanskrit and mandap means ‘<strong>co</strong>vered shelter’, built <strong>in</strong> 1596 by K<strong>in</strong>g Laxmi Nars<strong>in</strong>gh Malla.<br />

You can reach <strong>Kathmandu</strong> by tra<strong>in</strong>, flight or by road from Raxual Junction (RXL). This city has so many sacred places<br />

for H<strong>in</strong>dus and Buddhist <strong>co</strong>nsist<strong>in</strong>g of Pashpat<strong>in</strong>ath, Swaymabhunath, Bodhanath and others.


<strong>Best</strong> <strong>Tourist</strong> <strong>Places</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Kathmandu</strong><br />

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“Boudhanath Stupa” is the largest stupa <strong>in</strong> Nepal and the religious Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside Tibet. It is<br />

located <strong>in</strong> the eastern outskirts of the city. This was probably built <strong>in</strong> the 14 th century. The Stupa looks like a giant<br />

mandala, the n<strong>in</strong>e levels of stupa represent the mythical Mt. Meru, center of the <strong>co</strong>smos, and the 13 r<strong>in</strong>gs from the base<br />

to the p<strong>in</strong>nacle symbolize the path to enlightenment. At the bottom, the stupa is surrounded by an irregular 16 – sided<br />

wall, with fres<strong>co</strong>es <strong>in</strong> the niches. In addition to the five dhyani Buddhas, Bodhanath stupa is closely associated with the<br />

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani), whose 108 forms are depicted <strong>in</strong> sculptures around the base.


<strong>Best</strong> <strong>Tourist</strong> <strong>Places</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Kathmandu</strong><br />

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The “Swayambhunath Stupa” is located at the top of the western edge of the city. <strong>Tourist</strong>s are also called it a monkey<br />

temple. You have to step up from the 365 stairs form the eastern side or you may hire a taxi to reach up from the west<br />

side. On the eastern way you will see a12 feet tall gate <strong>co</strong>nta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a huge Tibetan prayer. The central Build<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

de<strong>co</strong>rations are rich with its Buddhist symbols. The Five Dhyani Buddhas are further honoured with the special shr<strong>in</strong>es<br />

at the base of the stupa. There are a lot of th<strong>in</strong>gs which can amaze you.


<strong>Best</strong> <strong>Tourist</strong> <strong>Places</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Kathmandu</strong><br />

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“Pashupat<strong>in</strong>ath Temple” is a famous, sacred H<strong>in</strong>du temple on the banks of Bagmati River, dedicated to Lord Shiva.<br />

The temple <strong>co</strong>mplex is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.<br />

These are the best places <strong>in</strong> <strong>Kathmandu</strong>, where you can visit round the year.

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