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Kathmandu Valley - The Heart Of Nepal

Kathmandu Valley, The Capital And Heart Of The Country Essentially Symbolises All That Is Nepal. Having Seen The Rule Of Various Dynasties, The Culture And Society Of Kathmandu Has Evolved Through Time To Give It A Most Unique Characteristic.

Kathmandu Valley, Today Is An Urban City That Has Its History Rooted In Ancient Myths Yet Stands Testimonial To The Greatness Of The People Who Have Lived Here For Centuries, A Melting Pot Of All That Is Nepali, A Mystical Magical Kingdom Where Time Passes By In A Mist, A Shangri-La That Took A While To Get Noticed By The Rest Of The World.

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Durbar Square
Swayambhunath
Swayambhunath - The Self Born
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Boudhanath
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Pashupatinath
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Indra Chowk
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Singha Durbar
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Freak Street
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Dharahara
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Royal Palace

PATAN

Yala Or Patan As It Is Known Today Is Located On The Southern Banks Of The Bagmati River And Is One Of The Three Main Cities In Kathmandu Valley. The City Is Believed To Be The First Settlement In The Valley And Was Established By The Kirat Dynasty Who Ruled For More Than 1200 Years From The 3rd Century BC. Patan Is Famous For Its Amazing Collection Of Fantastically Carved Temples, Palace Courtyards, Water Spouts, Public Baths And Houses With Their Equally Elaborate Wood, Stone And Metal Carvings Under The Patronages Of The Kirat, Lichivi And Malla Kings. Patan Has More Than A 1000 Temples And Monuments Dedicated To The Uniquely Nepali Mix Of Buddhist And Hindu Gods, Chief Among Which Are The Mounds Erected By The Great Indian Emperor Ashoka In The Four Corners Of The City When He Visited Here In 250 BC, The Hiranya Mahavihar Established In The 12th Century, The 21 Spire Krishna Mandir And Other Temples In The Patan Darbar Square, The 14th Century Kumbeswore Temple, The 16th Century Mahabouddha Whose Bricks All Bear The Face Of The Buddha And Many Other Lesser Temples With No Less Examples Of The Master Craftsmanship Of Its Artisans. Patan Durbar Square Is One Of The Seven Monument Zones That Make Up The Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PATAN
Durbar Square
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Golden Temple
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Kumbheshwar
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Jagat Narayan
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Krishna Temple
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Mahaboudha
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Ashokan Stupas
Machhendranath
Machhendranath Temple
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The Tibetan Camp

BHAKTAPUR

One Of The Three Main Cities In The Valley, Bhaktapur Is Located East Of Kathmandu And Is And Is In Reality A Medieval City Where The Newars, The Main Inhabitants Still Follow Age Old Traditions And Customs. Established Around The 9th Century Bhaktapur Is Known For Its Fertile Land And Was Still A Small Farming Village When Patan And Kathmandu Were Already Well Established Towns. Bhaktapur Became The Capital Of The Valley In 1377 During The Reign Of The Malla Dynasty And Flourished As A Major Urban Centre From The 15th Century Onwards. It Houses Some Of The Best Examples Of Nepali Craftsmanship On Wood And Stone Such As The Palace Of 55 Windows Built In 1697, The Five Storied Nyatapola Temple, The Kashi Biswanath Temple, The Dattatreya Temple Among Many Others. Considered A Living Museum One Can Witness Ancient Traditions Carried Out Even Today As They Were Centuries Ago In Many Areas Of The City Such As In Potters Square Where The Local Potters Use Age Old Techniques To Make Clay Utensils. Bhaktapur Is Among The Seven Monument Zones That Make The Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site.

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Siddha Pokhari
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Durbar Square
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The Lion Gate
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The Golden Gate
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The Palace Of Fifty-Five Windows
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The Art Gallery
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The Statue Of King Bhupatindra Malla
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Batsala Temple
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Pashupati Temple
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Nyatapola Temple
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Bhairavnath Temple
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Dattatraya Temple
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