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Walking Tour of Kathmandu to Ason Markets
"Depart on your walking tour to the Ason market a stones throw away from the tourist hub of Thamel in Kathmandu.In 2.5 hours you will get a chance to taste spices and herbs and also shop like a local. You will visit the clothes bazaar the vegetable market the spice shops the herb shops the utensils market
From $25.00
Kathmandu Mountain Bike Day-Trip
"Here is the itinerary of this day of mountain-biking: Kathmandu - Nagarkot: Two-hour bike-ride (about 24km)After Kathmandu hotel pick-up you will be taken to Nagarkot from where you will experience a downhill bike ride descending more than 2800 feet starting from 7100 feet (2164 meters) with glorious mountain vistas from Nagarkot. Then you will have breakfast at one of the finest restaurants. Nagarkot to Telkot: 30-minute downhill bike ride (about 15km)Afterwards you will start riding towards the paved and less-busy Telkot hill and then ride uphill towards Changu Narayan on a dirt-road. Telkot to Changu Narayan: 20-minute bike-ride (about 7km).You will reach Changu Narayan. There you can admire the stone-carvings of lord Vishnu (dating back to the sixth century and attributed to the Newari artists). Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley which was built in 4th century A.D. The main attraction of this temple i
From $120.00
Full Day White Water Rafting Trip on the Trishuli River
"You will be picked up at the meeting spot and transferred to the tourist bus station at 7am. From there you will be driven 3 hours to Charaudi the put-in point where a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings.Once at Charaudi the crew will prepare the rafts after which you will head towards the river for a safety talk and some lessons on how to use paddles. After that you will start your rafting trip during which a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered (ratings are all given on the international rating scale).Two hours down the river at 12pm
From $50.00

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Patan museum

it's next with Patan Dubar Square. a very nice museum, buddha statue, carved wood pieces, etc. it displays the traditional sacred art of Nepalin an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential court of Patan Dubar.

an peace and quiet garden plus,

at least, i thougth it better than most of the Chinese museum.

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Nov 18, 2004


Kathmandu took its name from this building. The whole building is made of the legend says from a single sal tree! Ganesh images are found at each corner of the building, as well as shrines to other gods. I loved those bronze lions guard at the entrance!

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Sep 08, 2004

Durbar Square

Did you know that durbar in nepali means palace? Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have their durbar squares in front of their old palaces.
Walking around Durbar Square in Kathmandu, you will find many interesting temples, the Kumari Bahal (House of the living Goddes) and the Kasthamandap (House of Wood).
It is the very centre of Kathmandu and you could spend hours strolling around it.

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Sep 08, 2004

Bouddhanath, A World Heritage Site

This is the biggest stupa in Nepal in terms of height and expansion. It was known built by a woman named Ththagata Kasyap (Holi Sung) with the help of her four sons in a year unknown.

The stupa stands over three-tiered platform raised over the crossed retctangles in order to bring out the Yantra from. It is very beautiful and grand in architecture.

Bouddhanath is one of the most sared places of the Buddhists. The Tibetan name of it is JYARUNG KHASTYOR.

The entrance fee is NRs.100.

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Aug 27, 2004
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Good view of Kathmandu

Have a good view of Kathmandu from the rooftop. Since Kathmandu does not have many tall buildings, you can go up to the rooftop level of your hotel to have a good view of the city and surrounding hills. The best time is in the early morning during and after sunrise.

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May 01, 2004

Shopping @ Kathmandu

There are plenty of local handicrafts and other interesting stuff to buy along the streets of Kathmandu, and they are at a very cheap price too. Of course you need to bargain to get the price even lower :)

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Sep 13, 2003

City Tour in Nepal

Kathmandu -
It is the capital city of Nepal. It is a vey artistic and historic city throughout the whole World. There are old building, temples and old palaces with beautiful wood and stone carving. A very typical archetectural things can be seen in this city. There are seven World Heritage Areas around Kathmandu. The eyes of Swayambhu Nath, the Buddhist Stupa is the most famous monument in Nepal. The eyes of that Stupa represents the eyes of Lord Buddha looking down to the Entire World. Similarly, there are many Hindu monuments around the city. Pashupati Nath is the most famous temple for all the Hindus in the World. There is a vast complexity of Hindusm and Buddhism in Nepal.

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Jul 11, 2003

Indrachowk to Asan Kathmandu Bazar

It is interesting walking around Indrachowk to Asan.
Local bazar & many shops by the street.
If you want to buy anything,you shuld be a first customer of the day,it means you shold go shop at opening time.
In nepal,'First Business' of the day is very important.You'll be able to get good price.

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Jun 08, 2003

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Kumari Ghar

The temple or the residence of Living goddess, Kumari, is situated in the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari- the living Goddess, acknowledges the greetings from her balcony window. Photography is prohibited when de Kumari is visible...

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Jan 21, 2003

Temples in Patan

When you have been in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and you want to see more temples you can go to Patan.

Interesting in Patan are, of course, the many temples. Round the Durbar Square you can find a lot of temples and they are built close to each other.

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Oct 13, 2002

Nepalese & Tibetan Handicrafts

Admire and perhaps buy the exotic Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts. Very beautiful and exotic handicraft items for you to admire and perhaps buy. Remember to bargain to get a good price.

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Nov 02, 2005


If impressed with Kathmandu then take a taxi or local bus to neighbouring villages. They are equally fascinating and beautiful.

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May 29, 2005

Things to Do Near Kathmandu

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The Garden of Dreams

Located between Thamel and the former royal palace, this garden was designed by Keshar Shumshere Rana in the 1920s. It is laid out like a European style garden and contains a restaurant, cafe, ponds,...
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The Toothache Shrine

A small ugly lump of wood with metal hammered into it. If you get toothache during your stay in Kathmandu drive a nail into this wood to make it go away. Several more modern dentists are located...
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Rani Pokhari

The Rani Pokhari pool and temple were built by King Pratap Malla to console his wife over the death of their son. There is a fence around the pool to keep people out as there were several suicides...
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Freak Street

Freak street is the street where all the backpacker tourism to Nepal started in the 1960's. This was where all the hippies came to sit and smoke funny tobacco in exotic surroundings. The street used...
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Shree Pashupatinath Temple

Visited two weeks before the famous Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. Still we can say devastated structures outside the main temple entrance but I believe no nature fury can cause the damage to the...
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Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a great place to visit within Kathmandu. It is full of unique arts and architecture. Home of world's only living goddess "Kumari" is in this square. Similarly, the...
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