The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu with a population of around 2.5 million is the first region in Nepal to face the unprecedented challenges of rapid urbanization and modernization at a metropolitan scale. Kathmandu is also known as the city of temples that stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters above sea level. Kathmandu valley is also termed as the ‘Nepal Mandala’ and many holy shrines can be found in almost every corner of the city.
Kathmandu is one of the centers of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy beautifully settled in a bowl shaped valley and has a multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. There are many places to visit in Kathmandu that attracts tourists from all over the world. Almost all the areas of the city are crowded with travelers throughout the year. Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex about 5km from Kathmandu and is one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the popular places to visit in Kathmandu is the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest spherical shrines in Nepal. Other places to visit in Kathmandu are the famous Thamel Bazaar the center of tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades, Swayambhunath Temple that occupies a central position and is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage. The Garden of Dreams, Indra Chowk, Kopan Monastery, Phulchowki, Narayanhiti Palace, Dakshinkali Temple and Taudaha Lake also magnetizes tourists to visit Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a famous tourist’s spot. Similarly Hanuman Dhoka and Kumari Ghar are some of the most visited places in Kathmandu and they also hold religious values and attract local and no local pilgrims from around the world. Read full article at: https://www.tourgenie.com/travel-diaries/travel-blogs/discover-kathmandu-places-to-visit