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Kathmandu

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About Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has long held a mystique for travelers, and was once thought to be the fabled “Shangri-La”. Not quite Shangri-La, it is instead a jumble of rickshaw traffic, architectural wonder in Durbar Square, a old medieval town boasting ancient workshops and streets waiting to be discovered. Popular with independent travelers, Kathmandu is not always clear to immerse yourself in, but offers great rewards for those who do, from yoga centers and Buddhist temples for spiritual seekers to the Newari restaurants featuring traditional dancers for the gourmand adventurer. A favorite site on the outskirts of the city is the magnificent Swayambhunath Stupa, which is perched on a hill over the city.

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Kathmandu Durbar Square
4.4/5
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Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square was once the place where the city-state king was crowned and crowned. Today, this square is still the center of the old city and a glorious world cultural heritage of Kathmandu. The square preserves the 16th--19th century monuments of Nepal. There are dozens of temples and palaces. The architecture of the red bricks is very characteristic and worthy of savoring.
Thamel
4.3/5
432 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
The Tamil area is home to tourists from all over the world. There are many tourist agencies, hotels, restaurants, craft shops, bookstores, foreign exchange shops and other tourist facilities. It is called “Little Hong Kong in Jiadu”. Visitors can buy Nepalese ethnic handicrafts as well as hiking and hiking equipment, making it a great place for a relaxing trip.
Pashupatinath Temple
4.2/5
193 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Temple
Historical Site
Pashupatinath Temple is located on the ring road east of the Tamil area, on the west bank of the Bagmati River. Originally built in 1696, this tower-style temple is one of the larger Hindu temples in Nepal and one of the four temples dedicated to Shiva in South Asia and is listed on the World Heritage List. This is a great place to experience Hindu culture.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
4.5/5
294 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Nepal is a small country under the Himalayas, bordering Tibet and India. There are temples, historical sites and magnificent scenery here. Combined with the low price of commodities, it has always been a popular tourist destination. The article introduces 10 unmissable things in Nepal.
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Here are the absolute best restaurants in Kathmandu: Third Eye Restaurant, Utsav, Himalayan Java Coffee, Mul Chowk Restaurant, KFC.
Here are the best places to visit in Kathmandu, including: Kopan Monastery, Pashupatinath Temple, Kumari Temple, National Museum of Nepal, Kashthamandap.
Hand-picked rice Dal Bhat Rice (Bhat) with lentils (Dal) and curry vegetables (Tarkari) is one of the most distinctive dishes in Nepal. Orange Leibi Idebi and Ledu laddu are two kinds of sweets, similar to syrup, which are very popular in Nepal. They are very sweet. Butter Chapati is like a domestic pizza, with butter and a mouthfeel. Nepalese tea, NepaliTea, is heated with fresh milk, boiled with black tea, and finally filtered out of tea. It is very pure and delicious, and it is a drink that must be drunk.