Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nepal's Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu noted for its numerous Buddhist monasteries and ancient temples, is actually the origin of ancient civilizations deep within mystical land of Nepal. You will find a heavy blend of tradition and modernity. The city is home to some of the most spiritual and powerful Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. A Kathmandu visit is filled with spirituality where you open yourself to the almighty, seeking refuge in Him.

Mentioned below are the main reasons for visiting the valley of Kathmandu on your next vacation.

Pashupatinath Temple: The origin of this temple goes back to about 1,500 years ago. The Hindu temple of Pashupatinath certainly is ancient and one of the primary reasons to visit Kathmandu Valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a sacred status among both Hindus and Buddhists. The sight of this amazing temple at the shores of River Bagmati makes quite a picture.

Boudhanath: Home to a number of holy sites, Boudhanath is at a distance of about 11 km from Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in Nepal and most famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built around 500 AD and remains an important place of pilgrimage. Boudhanath truly impresses its visitors with its grandeur and touches their spiritual side.

Swayambhunath: Also known as Monkey Temple, the ancient complex of Swayambhunath is another important pilgrimage jewel in Nepal. It holds a sacred place among both Buddhists and Hindus. It remains the most enigmatic and ancient shrine in the whole of Kathmandu valley. Historical evidence has been found telling about the importance of this pilgrimage site even in 5th century.

Patan: Also known as Lalitpur, it houses the royal Patan family. A part of the UNESCO Kathmandu Valley site, Patan is one of the most important towns in Nepal. Situated on the banks of Bagmati River, most noted places include Durbar Square, former home of the Mullah rulers, the temples of Banglamukhi, Hiranya Varna, Kumbeshwor and Mahaboudha.

Bhaktapur: Renowned as the 'city of devotees', it is popular for its fine art and architecture. A city steeped in culture, it is the focal point for spiritual visitors and tourists alike. You will find numerous medieval times architectural marvels. On a visit to Bhaktapur explore the National Gallery, former Mullah palace, and the numerous Hindu temples. If you want to learn about the rich culture of the country then, Bhaktapur is a must-visit destination in the Kathmandu.

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