Kathmandu Culture Heritage Tour

25 December, 2022 By Dambar Khadka


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Overview

The Kathmandu Culture Heritage Tour starts with the most famous religious structure, Pashupatinath Temple, and ends with the Changu Narayan Temple. The Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square) in Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Square in Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, and Boudhanath Stupa are also some of the important historical sites in Kathmandu.

The National Art Gallery, Tarragona Museum, Kaiser Reading Room, Nepali Art Committee Gallery, and other exhibits are all accessible in the city. There are seven Archaeological Sites in the cities. This valley also contains many other magnificent statues, artwork, artistic temples, and splendid works in the Kathmandu Culture Heritage tour.

Unluckily, some ancient sites and holy sites in Kathmandu and the surrounding area were damaged by the devastating quake that struck Nepal in 2015. But, everything is already open for tour and sightseeing at Kathmandu Cultural Heritage.

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Kathmandu Culture Heritage Tour

Best place to visit during the Kathmandu Culture Heritage Tour

Kathmandu Durbar Square: People mistakenly believe Bhaktapur to be the Heritage Site known as Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. We can find a few Buddhist temples and sacred sites, and every once in a while, an Authenticate in Durbar Square. Thamel is only 700 meters from Durbar Square and is easily accessible by rickshaw or car. Then, after arriving, guests can either start exploring a few of the more critical holy sites or relax while watching different bird activities.

The Royal Family of Nepal resided in the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square until the late 19th century. The King Tribhuwan Remembrance Exhibition and the Mahendra Museum are housed in the palace and decorated with ornately carved wooden windows and panels. In the Taleju temples, only Buddhist and Hindu religious community followers are permitted, and only a tiny region of the mansion is accessible to tourists.

Boudhanath Stupa

Most of Kathmandu’s magnificent tourist destinations are probably located all over Bouddhanath (or Boudha). Boudha is home to the biggest stupas in Asia. The Boudha Stupa is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 and embellished with several kilograms of gold.

Buddhists from all over the world travel to Boudha as a sacred site. People of all ages visit this location to mingle, stroll, take pictures, and eat delicious food. Thukpa, Alu roti, and Khapse are well-known Tibetan dishes that can be discovered inside the Boudha stupa grounds and are popular with the locals. We can also enjoy Thakali and the traditional Nepalese dish Daal Bhat (Boiled Rice, Lentil soup, vegetable curry).

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is an essential Shiva-related castle. Every year, thousands of senior Hindu pilgrimages come to this area. At the very least, they only come to seek refuge for the final few months before dying and being preserved right on the banks of the highly regarded river Bagmati.

Experts from the Temple predict the exact day of their death. It is astounding to Westerners how many religious rites are performed at Pashupatinath. Innumerable processes for sacred fire have been constructed along the bank of the Bagmati River, flowing inside the Temple for the funeral processes.

Instead, it smells like a combination of various spices and clabber. Nomadic yogis, sadhus, engage in asceticism to escape the cycle of life and death.

Pashupati Temple

Kumari Bahal

The Kumari Devi, a living empress, is the deity that Kathmandu residents most revere. Even though you can visit the Kumari Bahal (Kumari’s residences) by going to Durbar Square in September for the Indra Jatra Celebration, it can be challenging to get a glimpse of this young girl on regular days. Architecture-wise, the building is quite lovely, and it has a three-story yard that the Kumari is seen discovering.

Bhaktapur

A historic tourist destination, Bhaktapur is known for its magnificent squares, entrances, and other historical sites, many of which survived the devastation caused by the devastating Earthquake of 2015.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the best places to spend time on a holiday in the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square on the same day, only half an hour from the city’s center.

Char Dham, Golden Gate, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Vatsala Durga Temple, 55 Windows Palace, Nyatapole Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, and Dattatreya Temple are some of the most beautiful sculptures inside Durbar Square.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the most essential and ancient Buddhist sites on the World Heritage List in Nepal. The stupas are known as MONKEY TEMPLE in Kathmandu. It consists of a stupa and other buildings that date back more than 1,500 years.

Swayambhunath is known as the Monkey Temple due to the abundance of monkeys that live there. The Swayambhunath Stupa is located on the prominent rocky hill in the Kathmandu Valley, about fifteen minutes west of the city center of Kathmandu. Although there are many steps to climb to reach the Stupa, they are manageable.

Nevertheless, regardless of your time constraints, plan your visit accordingly. Once you see the magnificent religious buildings and the breathtaking views of the city, you’ll realize that the climb was well worth it. Alternative ways to get to almost the top by car are also available. The Stupa belongs to the Buddhist religion in Nepal.

Patan Durbar Square

Only 15 minutes separate Kathmandu’s center from Patan’s old civilization. Despite being so close, Patan once had a unique Tourism destination. Around its interconnected roads, Patan is home to countless central courtyards and shrines.

You can find beautiful establishments, cafes, shops, and live historical landmarks where people go daily to worship their Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, under which goldsmiths work creating craftsmanship. While in Patan Durbar Square, we must visit the Golden Temple (shown above) and Patan Durbar Square museum.

Rickshaw Tour In The Evening And Durbar Square.

Riding a rickshaw is a fantastic way to see Kathmandu and experience the local culture. You could reserve this Rickshaw tour, during which your driver will take you through Kathmandu’s streets. Your journey will begin in Thamel, where you will see storefronts and vendors peddling fruits, fruits and veggies, bakery items, bandanas, and other regional goods.

Additionally, you’ll pass the local Market (Asan Bazaar), Kathmandu’s ancient food market. Durbar Square will be your tour’s final stop. You can leave the rickshaw here and walk around the squares, temples, shrines, and palaces. Once you’ve seen Durbar Square, you can return to a two-wheeler and ride it back to the start.

Go To A Shop To Buy Handcrafted Goods. (Shopping)

There are many different types of Tea available in Kathmandu. You may also pick up some of the best souvenirs, such as Buddhist historical Mandala thanks, Pashmina shawls, Gorkha knives, and singing bowls. These are the prevalent things to buy in Nepal.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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