Things to do in Kathmandu
The heart of the old city is Durbar Square surrounded by the Old Royal Palace, the temple of Kumari Chowk, where a girl worshipped as a ‘living goddess’ lives, and the Kasthamandap, the city’s oldest building and one of the most ancient wooden buildings in the world.
Patan used to be capital of an independent kingdom but is now part of Kathmandu. The Patan Museum houses a vast collections of religious objects, stone and bronze sculptures, and woodcarvings. The Bagmati River ghats are a collection of temples, statues, and artefacts all located along the river banks and worth strolling around for a few hours.
If you want more flights Kathmandu can offer mountain flights from the airport, where you are in the air for about an hour and get to see stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world. You might even get a chance to go into the cockpit of one of these tiny planes.
The Pashupatinath Temple is a well known sacred Hindu Temple which was dedicated to Pashupatinath. If it is Nepals culture that you are after during your visit, then be sure to check this Temple out.
Thamel is known to be a commercial neighbourhood in Kathmandu, where you can enjoy the nightlife and shopping that the busy streets have to offer.
The Boudhanath is a temple with a very strange but intriguing look to it. If you choose to visit the temple, it is sure to be in your picture folder to show to your friends and family after your trip!
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Durbar Square
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Kopan Monastery