Kathmandu is located in the country-Nepal which lies in South Asia between the great nation-India and China. According to the census year 2011; it is the home of 1.3 million local people and nearly another 3 million people from all over the country and also the capital city of Nepal.
Kathmandu consists of one International Airport, federal buildings, UNESCO heritage sites, King Palace, and many astounding architectures.
Similarly, the main crowded tourist area-Thamel is the center of the tourist industry and also the most crowded area in Kathmandu.
You can also visit 7 World Heritage Sites out of 10 as well as experience unique cultures and traditions inside Kathmandu valley.
Things you can do in Kathmandu:
Being the crowded city of Nepal, Kathmandu city offers you a different way to spend your quality time. And I assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
So, here are the list of things you can do in Kathmandu:
You can visit the World Heritage sites in Kathmandu:
The first thing you can do in Kathmandu is visiting the World Heritage Sites that are pristine (untouched) & mystical. The first place you will need to visit is :
Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the mystical place located in Kathmandu listed as the World Heritage Site. Most of Buddhist people usually visit this place every day as well as tourists. But the entrance fee for the tourist is NPR 200 ($2). I really recommend you to visit this place once when visiting Kathmandu because it will make your soul peaceful.
Pashupatinath Temple: This temple is one of the remarkable wonders of Nepal devoted to Hindu religious. It is also one of the World Heritage Site located in Kathmandu. This temple is also one of the pristine & precious treasures of Nepal where many unfold truths are hidden.
Swayambhunath Stupa: It is another World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu about 3.5km away from Thamel. This place is also one of the mystical places where Buddhist pilgrimage visits every day.
You can visit the Royal Durbar Square:
The nearest and popular place in Kathmandu is the Royal Durbar Square. But unfortunately. due to the earthquake of 2015, most of the temples/buildings were destroyed. However, it is under construction with the same architecture to meet the 16th-century architecture. And as for the good news, it will be completed within 2 years.
If you are tourists & want to explore Durbar Square then you will need to pay NPR750 ($7).
Related article: Kathmandu Durbar Square
Explore the Thamel area:
Thamel area is mainly designed to meet the customer ( tourist) needs. Usually, when a new tourist visits Kathmandu city, they go for the Thamel area to stay. Because it is filled with lots of interesting places, all types of stores, restaurants, hotels and many more. To be precise, you can find everything in this area.
Similarly, this place looks very beautiful & attractive at night. And usually, at the time of festivals, this place gets highly crowded with tourists. If you want to buy a souvenir then it’s the best market. And you can also find lot’s of tour-operator & ticketing place so that you can book anytime.
Moreover, I recommend you to taste foods in this place because you can find different types of foods. And most of the foods are from Nepali cultures which are different & unique.
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