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.
Kathmandu took its name from this building. The whole building is made of wood...as 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!
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.