Kathmandu, Nepal has been listed in the world’s best destination for 2019 from Trip Advisor. Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal with a population of around 25.83 million. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the center of Nepal’s history, art, and culture and economy. It is multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and majority. It is also the home of the Newars.
Tourism is an important part of economy; in 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, and ranked first in Asia. The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas, and home to seven world heritage sites: the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur; the stupas of Swayambhunath and Baudhanath; and the temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. You can experience some of the famous viewpoints in near Kathmandu valley are: Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namo Budhha, Kakani, Chandragiri Hills, Pokhari Thumko, etc. These viewpoints are just absolutely magical where you can see dazzling views of mountains and magnificent scenery of sunrise and sunset.
Best places to visit in Kathmandu valley:
Boudhanath Stupa: The Buddhist stupa of Boudha Stupa dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest unique structure's stupas in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 gompas (Tibetan convent) around Boudha. As of 1979, Boudha Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhu, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.
Swayambhunath Temple: Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Along with the stupas at Boudhanath and Namo Buddha, Swayambhunath is considered by Buddhists to be among the most important pilgrimage places in the world. Swayambhunath temple is a typical Hindu temple that decorated with gold, traditional wood carvings and five-coloured praying flags. It is located in the middle of the Kathmandu Valley, from which you can enjoy a great view of the whole city. The forest covering the hill is filled with families of monkeys, a home which has earned it the nickname, “The Monkey Temple.”
Pashupatinath Temple: The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most famous and sacred Hindu temples which is located on the bank of Bagmati river. This temple is included in UNESCO world heritage sites list. It is considered as the oldest Hindu temple of Kathmandu. This temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of followers. The big Maha Shivaratri festival in spring attracts thousands of devotees from within Nepal and from our country.
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