Every year many national and international tourist visit Kathmandu. Today you will find here why many people visit Kathmandu? ; Which are the places that you must to go if you visit Kathmandu? Let’s explore reasons and beautiful places that you must reach once while you visit Kathmandu. As you known, Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal; Kathmandu has a lot of historical places as all the kings from past used to live here in this area. Kathmandu is majorly decorated with historical and religious points. From visit Kathmandu you will be get chance to know about the ancient kings of this region. Not only it is crowded with the temples and palace (durbars) it has also great natural beauty. If you are coming to Nepal then you must visit Kathmandu as the only main international airport is in this city. At the last of this page contains bus map of Nepal.We will be illustrating the places here which you should not miss if you visit Kathmandu.
Top 10 Places You Should not Miss If You Visit Kathmandu:
This museum was long ago palace of the kings and queens of Nepal. It contains history of around 200 years ago. Here you will be able to see the entire vintage that the royal people used to deal with. You can know the lifestyle of the kings and queens of Nepal long ago. It is situated at the central area of Kathmandu. If you are staying at Thamel in any hotel then you would be able to reach there within 5 minutes of walk. The museum is open all days except Tuesday and Wednesday. The time to visit must be 11 am to 4 pm. It will cost Rs 100 for Nepali citizen, 20 Rs for Nepalese student, Rs 250 for the entire south Asians along with Chinese and Rs 500 for others.
The former museum is the latest palace which was converted to museum but this one is the old palace which was earlier converted to museum. The area is popular as it is in Basantapur. It is adjacent to Thamel if you are staying there. It is located south part of the Thamel and south west part of Kathmandu. The construction of this area is such old that they were built at 1400s. The place is heavily decorated with fine architecture. Remember that you should not miss this place if you visit Kathmandu.
Patan durbar square is situated at the adjacent city of Kathmandu which lies at the south east region of the Kathmandu. 10 minutes ride in bus from Thamel to this place you will hit you with the heritage that is enlisted in world heritage site. The main thing that you can see here is the pure Newa architecture. Those architecture were build at that time when Nepal was famous in world for the architects of stupa, temples and pagodas. There are a lot of things to see. Even the stones at the road are crafted.
Previously the Bhaktapur was a different country then Kathmandu. The kings and queens’ of the Bhaktapur used to live in this palace. A clear and clean area with heavily artistic old palaces is the joyful place for everyone to visit. We can assure you the guarantee that you would feel a heavenly pleasure inside reaching this place. Don’t forget this also a UNESCO heritage site.
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Nagarkot is village where you would go to see a lot of Himalayan range from one place.You would bebenefitted with the spectacular view of the sunrise and sunset on the Himalayan range. From nagarkot you can see the Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Mount Everest range. This place should not be missed if you visit Kathmandu because it is a hub point from where you would be able to see Sunrise and sunset on all the Himalayan range of Nepal.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
In 2002 this national park was formed. This place is located nearby Kathmandu at the north east region with only 40 minutes bus travel from Thamel. This region is heavily decorated with faunas. You could see all type of animals here. Deers, tigers, rabbits, musk and other varieties of birds will be seen here. You will feel the tranquility of birds chirping and owls howling.
It is a stupa situates in north east part of Kathmandu. This is one of the largest stupa in the world. This place was historically used to give shelters to Tibetans, who used to visit Nepal for the trade. The Thankas and Buddhist decoration with art are the major specialty of this place. You will see those items here which you would never see in your life again.
This is a sacred area of Hindu people. This area has a lot of temples with the god and goddess of Hindu religion. Here thousands of people come and visit every day from all over South Asia. This place is the major area of the Hindu for worshipping their god. There is a small conservation area at the side of the Pashupati temple where you can see the mountain deer’s.
Central Zoo (Jwalakhel Zoo)
This is the central zoo of Nepal. Here you can see all the animals that could be found in our country. From reptiles to Pisces and to mammals to birds you will find every single type of the species to see here. You can get a ride of elephant to roam around here. This place will be open for almost all the days except Saturday. Those colorful birds you would see in HD Nat geo you will be seeing here live with your eyes.
Swoyambhu is in little hill rock situated at the western part of Kathmandu. Only 10 minutes ride in bus will bring you to the most famous Buddhist Park of Asia.