Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital of Nepal, The city is 1336 meters above sea level on a valley and covers an area of about 218 square miles. In the surroundings, it has green mountains with peaks covered with snow. The valley is divided into three districts, and they hold 7 World Heritage Sites, as declared by UNESCO. Here we have some famous places to visit in Kathmandu with pictures.

Beautiful and Must-See Kathmandu Tourist Places:

1. Durbar Square:

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Durbar Square in Kathmandu is the seat of royalty, as the kings of Nepal used to be crowned here. The place is accompanied by old temples highlighting the inhabitants’ cultural and religious life. It is one of the World’s Heritage Sites. Some tourist spots here are Taleju Temple, Gaddi Baithak, a statue of King Pratap Mall, the Big Drum, Kasthmandap, Jagannath Temple, etc.

2. Singha Durbar:

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Singha Durbar is a grand palace, built is a neo-classical style in the 19th Century. It used to be a private residence of Rana Prime Ministers in 1904. It was the most luxurious palace in Asia until 1973 when it was shifted to be the Secretariat of His Majesty’s Government of Nepal.

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3. Pashupatinath Temple:

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Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred place devoted to Lord Shiva. It has a two tiered golden roof and silver door which makes it one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Only the Hindus are allowed on the inside of the temple, the other visitors can see the premises of the temple from the eastern bank of river Bagmati. This too is listed under UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

4. Swayambhunath Stupa:

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Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the most famous Buddhist Monastry in Nepal. It is known to be 2000 years old and has four sides painted with eyes which are seeing Lord Buddha. It gives an excellent view as it is situated on a hillock which is about 77m from sea level. It is the oldest stupa and was counted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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5. Patan Durbar Square:

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Patan Durbar Square is in the middle of the city and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The place is full of temples, shrines and palaces from the ancient times, and has been noted for its architectures. The durbar consists of three main chowks, the Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowl and Kesar Narayan Chowk. It is listed under the World Heritage Monument list of UNESCO.

6. Krishna Temple:

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The Krishna Temple holds a commanding position of Lord Krishna in the palace complex of Patan. It is known to be the first specimen of the Shikhara style of architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple with 21 spires and is fully stone-made.

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7. The Golden Gate:

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The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace which is known to have 55 windows. It had been made by a Malla king and the gate is the most beautiful and richly carved architecture and is one unique site in the entire world. The gate has been decorated by deities and monsters. It is one of the famous tourist places in kathmandu.

8. Gokarna Forest Resort:

Gokarna Forest Resort is a Royal Game Sanctuary that would interest all animal lovers. It inhabits many wild animals, among which the dotted deer is one of the most famous. The sanctuary can be seen riding at the back of elephants.

9. National Museum of Nepal:

The National Museum has a enormous collection of weapons, artifacts from the ancient to the modern Nepal. The archaeological representations of the history are commendable. The museum is closed for tourists on Tuesdays only. this is one of the best kathmandu tourist places to visit.

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