Kathmandu Valley – Not To Be Missed City Sights
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square, guarded by tow stone craved large lions in the entrance is a sprawling fusion of temples, homes, coffee shops, and restaurants. with its inhabitants going about their daily life. The Potter’s square is worth spending extra time at, to see and feel the passions of old craftsmanship kept alive through generations.
Boudhanath Stupa is considered the most revered of Buddhist shrines outside Tibet and one of most visited World Heritage sites of Nepal. Amidst prayer chants and the spinning of the prayer wheel, monks and believers circumamblate the Stupa in veneration.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
An amalgamation of temples, shrines, museums, restaurants and shops, the ochred-hued Kathmandu Durbar Square is an architectural delight dating back to the 14th century. The square is also home to the Kathmandu Kumari, the Living Goddess.
A pilgrimage of most Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple holds a special significance in Nepal. Lying on the banks of the Bagmati river, a visit to the temple is a daily ritual for devout Hindus. Entrance to the main shrine is restricted to Hindus, only, bu the temple grounds are large, and offer and insight into the religon.
Pata Durbar Square
Across the Bagmati river bridge is Patan, the city of artists and artisans. Dating back to the 7th century, the Patan Durbar Square displays intricately hand-carved wood and stone architecture with glided metal rooftops. The square houses temples, museums, common baths, restaurants, and handicraft and souvenir shops. The Krishna Mandir temple of Lord Krishna) hold special significance. Here, religion is an intrinsic part of daily life.
Perched atop a hill, Swoyambhunath literally translates to self created from the Earth. It offers a cultural transition into a different time and is an area where Hindu and Buddhist rituals are performed synchronization. Offer a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley.