Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. Regarded as one of the four sacred Hindu temples in the world the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century the temple glitters in gold and silver. The two famous, pagoda styled temple features roofs made of gold plates and four entrances at four directions of silver, portraying artistic works of highly skilled artisans.
Boudhanath is a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as a fragrance of incense drifts through the air. In the Tibetan New Year, the most popular festival Lhosar celebrated here every February.
Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meters (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as a conch shell, Chakra as disc, Gadha as club and Padma as a lotus flower. It is believed that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period.
Swyambhunath is one of the ultimate experiences of Kathmandu valley. The history of the Valley, according to the legends, begins with Swyambhunath, or the “the self-existent.” The temple is also known as the monkey temple as the large tribe of monkeys can be seen every at all times. It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley.
National Museum is located two and a half kilometers west of Kathmandu. The National Museum has a splendid collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal. Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing.
Listed in Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. This ancient palace lies in the heart of the Kathmandu city truly reflects the history and culture of Nepal and its people. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. It is the social, religious and urban focal point of the Kathmandu city. Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries.
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