The main sites of the Kathmandu tour include Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Swoyambhunath. Kathmandu Durbar square (old Royal palace) was built in 12th century. It houses numerous temples including Kumari Bahal (House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood) and an old museum. Pashupatinath is the ultimate Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia and is revered as focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Swoyambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there large groups of monkeys thriving in the area. For the Buddhist Newars, Swoyambhunath is considered the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Bhaktapur also called Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is an ancient Newar town in the east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork.
Day trip around Kathmandu valley