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Kathmandu is a bowled shaped valley, rich in ancient architecture and culture. Today, you start your sightseeing journey visiting various UNESCO enlisted heritage in Kathmandu. These sites are historically and religiously important. Our guide takes you to the destinations and does the briefing
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Kathmandu is an ancient city with many religious and historical sites. There are Buddhist shrines and Hindu Temples every corner of the city. In the middle, there is a medieval wonders ruling over the city. You get to know more and more about the city while exploring every nook and corner.
Pashupatinath Temple is a masterpiece architecture believed to build dated 400 AD. This two-tiered temple is gold plated. The main & surrounding monuments are well decorated with ancient paintings and sculptures. Even though it forbade non-Hindu to enter at the main temple, you can still stroll around the premises. If you are lucky, you can observe open-air cremation at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. Please, be considerate while taking photos/videos of the cremation process.
Boudhanath Stupa, one of the holiest places on earth. This is the biggest stupa in Nepal. The alternated forms of circles and squares in the stupa represent a 3-dimensional mandala. The mantra of Avalokiteshvara – Om Mani Padme Hum itched in prayer wheels are pure and sacred. You stroll clockwise along with other devotees.
Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines of Nepal. This stupa perched at the top of the western hill of Kathmandu Valley. You can climb 365 stone steps east side and reach the top. The stupa has 13 rings symbolizing the 13 degrees of knowledge one needs to get for enlightenment. The colorful prayer flags and prayer wheels adorn the stupa and its surrounding. From the top, the view of Kathmandu valley is beautiful. This stupa is also called Monkey Temple because of the abundant number of monkeys. The monkeys are laying carefree at the premise is another feat to observe.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square is a representation of medieval history. The intricate wood carving and artistic architectures never fail to impress first travellers. You can see ancient architecture blends with modern crafts. This is the best opportunity to see how social daily life interacts in the traditional way of life.