Everything In Kathmandu Valley: Modernity to Antiquity

Yellow Dancing Deity 3, everything in Kathmandu

From entry to exit, everything in Kathmandu, the capital Of Nepal

Introduction Of The Kathmandu Valley

Most foreign tourists in Nepal enter and exit from Kathmandu. Therefore, many things worth seeing about Nepal can be found in Kathmandu itself. Therefore, we can say that ‘From entry to exit, everything is in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.’

The Kathmandu tour should be understood as a tour package within the entire Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is a very large valley that includes 3 districts: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, and many municipalities formed under it.

There are several worth seeing must-see places in this valley. Which places are listed at the end of this article? All these sightseeing places can be easily visited by staying at any one place in Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Valley is not only the capital of Nepal’s political power. This ancient valley is also the capital of Nepal for its historical art, valuable religious heritage, and attractive natural beauty.

everything in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, August 2011” by Leonyaakov is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Modernity to Antiquity everything in Kathmandu

It would be easier to answer what is there in Kathmandu Valley than what is not there. Since it is such an ancient city, some historical or favorite things can be found on every street and place.

Modern Kathmandu is a large city with a large human population located in the center of Nepal, at an altitude of 1400 meters or more above sea level.

Therefore, apart from religious and natural wealth, observation of modern urban life and human development can also be another aspect of the Kathmandu trip.

Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy for many years. It is the cultural center of the majority of people following Hinduism and Buddhism and is also a confluence of an inclusive culture of all mixed castes.

Kathmandu is famous for tourists from all over the world. The city is considered the gateway to the entire Himalayas of Nepal and is home to several World Heritage Sites. The tourism industry is an important part of the city’s economy.

Everything In Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal” by Wonderlane is licensed under CC BY 2.0

A sad reality of modern Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the first region or city of Nepal facing unprecedented challenges of rapid urbanization and modernization. People from all over the country come to Kathmandu to build houses. Therefore, the beautiful empty geography and cultivable land here is gradually being destroyed.

Due to this trend, the population of Kathmandu is increasing at a rate of 4 percent every year. As a result, Kathmandu is being counted as the fastest-growing city in South Asia.

Kathmandu is also the center of Nepal’s economy. Moreover, the city is also home to the most educated people of Nepal, including most of the rich, politicians, dignitaries, writers, artists, doctors, lawyers, technicians, and learned intellectuals.

brown animal standing on gray stone, everything in Kathmandu
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What to see in Kathmandu

It is not possible to describe in detail individually all the places of Kathmandu Valley in a single article.

Therefore, in this article, we are going to present a list of major tourist places in Kathmandu Valley for our tourist readers, which may be useful for your information before going to Kathmandu.

Of Nepal’s 10 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO, 7 are in the Kathmandu Valley alone. Kathmandu is one of the most beautiful places to research centuries-old human civilization and development.

temple, palace, durbar square, everything in Kathmandu
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List Of World Heritage-listed sites in the Kathmandu Valley

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square (In Kathmandu District)
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square (In Bhaktapur District)
  • Patan Durbar Square (Lalitpur District)
  • Changu Narayan Temple
  • Swayambhunath Stupa area
  • Boudhnath Stupa area
  • Pashupatinath Temple
Gold and White Temple Under the Blue Sky, everything in Kathmandu
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The list of religious, historical, natural, and man-made famous places in Kathmandu Valley

This is a list of famous religious, historical, natural, and man-made places in Kathmandu Valley, which are considered important places to visit.

  1. Newly constructed Skywalk Tower
  2. Newly constructed Dharahara Tower
  3. Thamel Tourist Trade Area and Enjoy Nightlife
  4. Garden of Dreams, a neo-classical garden in Kathmandu
  5. Narayanhiti Durbar Museum (King Palace)
  6. Nepal National Museum
  7. Wild animals Conservation (zoo)
  8. Kapan Buddhist Monastery
  9. Chandragiri Hill and cable car from where one can see the entire Kathmandu city
  10. Buddhaneelkanth Temple Dham
  11. The famous ancient market areas of Kathmandu are called Indra Chowk and Asan.
  12. Grand Taleju Bhavani Temple
  13. Nagarkot area (world-famous delightful hill station for hanging out and mountain-sunrise view.
  14. Bajrayogini Temple
  15. Dakshinkali Temple
  16. Pashupati Aryaghat and Guheshwori area
  17. The beautiful ancient palace called Kumari Bahal or Kumari Ghar
  18. White Monastery or Amitabh Monastery, which offers a complete view of Kathmandu city
  19. White Machhindranath Temple
  20. Siddhartha Art Gallery
  21. Basantapur Tower Kathmandu
  22. Akash Bhairav Temple
  23. Toudaha Lake (a picturesque freshwater lake set amidst dense greenery)
  24. Phulchoki Kathmandu trekking route
  25. Kathe Sindhu Stupa
  26. Museums at various places, including Kathmandu Patan
  27. National Botanical Garden Fulchoki Hill
  28. Keshar Library (Keshar Mahal) stocks more than 45,000 books
  29. 143 feet high Kailashnath Mahadev Statue (Surya Binayak, Bhaktapur)
  30. 55 Window Court, Bhaktapur
  31. Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur
  32. Toumadhi Chowk, Bhaktapur
  33. Various flower parks and picnic parks
  34. The Last Resort, Dwarika Resort, and various famous resorts have many delightful sports adventures and various short trekking routes.
  35. Casino Royal Hotel, Various modern hotel lodges with yaks and yetis
  36. many other significant places
  37. Dear friends, this can be only a small list of places to visit in Kathmandu as there are countless tourist spots, and some are also under construction.
  38. Therefore, it can be said that Kathmandu Valley is also the capital of Nepal from a tourism point of view.
  39. There may be more …

Happy journey !!

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