Nepal Attractions:



Museums and Parks : If you are someone who likes to go to museum then this will be the perfect place for you to stop by.

The National Museum : The national Museum is in Chauni, about a 10-minute walk South of  Swayambhunath, possesses the country's oldest and larget collection of art and historical material, housed in what was once a Rana arsenal.

National History Museum : This museum is located off the road leading up to Swyambhunath. You will feel like this museum resembles a giant science classroom, with specimens of animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, plants and minerals crammed inside one large room.

Tundikhel : Largest green Space in the city, a vast grassy sward serving as the maiden or parade ground.

The Exhibition Ground (Bhrikuti Mandap)

Peace park : It is located northeast of the city on the Ring Road, a grassy expanse fenced off from surrounding fields.

Balaju Park : It is 3 km from Thamel, a combination picnic ground and pilgrimage site popular with Kathmanduities.

Kathmandu Durbar Square : Kathmandu's Durbar square is the Valley's number-one tourist attraction. Durbar square has more than 50 monuments and the oldest dating back to 12th century.

Durbar Marg (King's way) Here there are several places you may want to visit. These places can be visited within few hours.

Narayanhiti Palace : It was the official residence of Nepal's king some time ago before Nepal became Republic country. THe Shah's moved to this compound from the old palace in the late 18th century. The compound is immense, surrouned by high walls and guarded by grim-looking soldiers. Now this palace is a national museum and everybody can go to the museum. The museum is open just once or twice a week.

The tundikhel : One of the city's few, overcrowded and unmaintained open field. Along the pathway behind it a crowded open-air bazaar sells Indian-made goods and clothers.

Singha Durbar : This immense building used to be the most magnificent of all Rana palaces and the largest private residence in Asia, with 17 coutyards and up to 1,700 rooms. Now this building has several ministries, Nepal television and several other government offices. 

Rani Pokhari : In English the name would be "Queen's Pond" and it is a artificial pond created in 1670 by King Pratap Malla to console one of his wives after the death of their son. Water from 51 sacred pilgrimate sites was poured in to sanctify the pond. It is told that Pratap Malla once met " Ghost" kichkinni lover here. Rani Pokhari has been a popular suicide spot for non-swimmers.

Swyambhunath : The name Swyambhunath means self established or self created. It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the Valley's holy shrines liew two km west of Kathmandu, across the Vishnumati river. It has been often called as "Monkey Temple" by the tourist because of its tongue-twisting name. It roots back to the legendary beginnings of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the place you must go when you are in Kathmandu. In the Swyambhunath there are several stupa of Lord Buddha. This is the great pilgrimage for all the peace lovers all around the world.

Pashupatinath : Pashupatinath is the biggest temple of Hindus in Nepal. I have written as separate page on Pashupatinath. There you can find how to go to Pashupatinath, what is the history of Pashupatinath, interesting places to go etc. Please click on the link Pashupatinath.









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