Top 6 things to do in Kathmandu
The Hanuman Palace, also known as the Kathmandu's royal palace, was formerly founded during the Licchavi period. From the outside, this palace looks very impressive as this originally contained 35 courtyards, but after the earthquake in 1934, it was reduced to only 10 courtyards.
Even though this beautiful garden had to suffer from some damages in the 2015 earthquake, the attractively reinstated Garden of Dreams (Swapna Bagaicha) still remains the serene and lovely reserves in Kathmandu. It takes just two minutes to walk throughout this garden yet there are dozens of elegant details in the small garden people can discover to revive their voyage here.
Swayambhu, also known as Swoyambhu is an ancient spiritual architecture on the top of a hill in the western part of the city. The Swayambhu complex comprises of a stupa that is a collection of various monuments and temples, some of which are as old as to the Licchavi era. The first vision you would see after reaching on the top of the stair is the Vajra.
This is a famous commercial district in the city of Kathmandu, which is also the the capital of Nepal. Thamel has remained as the hub of the tourist commerce in the city for many decades. Back when hippies used to come here to visit, many performers also visited Nepal and were staying for longer periods.
It is the generic to describe marketplaces and areas near the old royal palaces in Nepal. There are nearby temples, open courts, water fountains and many more places to sightsee. The palace is decorated with decoratively imprinted wooden windows and squares and has the King Tribhuwan and the Mahendra Museum.
The White Monastery (Seto Gumba) is a Buddhist monastery in Nepal, which is located at Kathmandu municipality District. It is easy to reach there within 2 hours. Though it is closed after the earthquake, visitors still visit to see the view of the city from the top.
7 facts about Kathmandu
Formerly, Kathmandu was known by the term, Kantipur which means the ‘City of Glory’.
This is the capital and the biggest city of the mountainous land of Nepal. Kathmandu Valley was in fact a giant lake, surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range.
It’s amazing to know that Kathmandu has never been ruled by foreigners.
This great valley was given the position of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kathmandu was the route to the ancient trade, linking India and Tibet.
The most prominent road in Kathmandu is called the Freak Road where the hippies used to live.
In Kathmandu & all across Nepal, it is considered as an offense when someone touches anything with their feet.