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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

       This very imposing stupa is believed to house some of the remains of previous great sages and the bones of Buddha.  Believers walk in a clockwise direction around the stupa... more »

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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
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Ranked #4 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden's... more » Owner description: The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden's design has much in common with formal European gardens: paved perimeter paths, punctuated by pavilions, trellises, and various planting areas, surrounded by a sunken flower garden with a large pond at its center. It is an architectural landscape that encourages the visitor to stroll around and discover the Garden's treasures from many different vantage points. « less
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #6 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Owner description: Amongst these bustling lanes lies the real magic of Kathmandu. Gods and Goddesses, Kings, Ceremonies and rituals, the shop... more » Owner description: Amongst these bustling lanes lies the real magic of Kathmandu. Gods and Goddesses, Kings, Ceremonies and rituals, the shop keepers, musicians and the beautifully diverse communities whose thousands of tales are woven into the fabric of this incredible mze of houses, shops, temples and markets Welcome To My Yard's City Walk is an exciting not for profit tour where you will experience the the history, culture and communities of ancient and modern Nepal. Take part in an amazing City Walk with WTMY and you will also be donating to a great cause by directly helping street young people to save for their futures and by supporting WTMY to run and centre and programmes for street children and young people in Kathmandu, Nepal. « less
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Real monkeys live in this square, built to honor the mischievous and courageous monkey god Hanuman.
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
This is the tallest of four towers (or "durbars") built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in honor of Kathmandu Valley.
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Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
The erotic carvings in this 17th-century temple are the source of much speculation.
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Ranked #10 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Monuments, temples and wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where Nepal kings are crowned.
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #16 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This temple is dedicated to the ferocious goddess Kali, to whom animals are sacrificed twice a week.
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Some of the books in this unusual library are over 1100 years old.
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
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Owner description: Also called Kumari Bahal, this fascinating palace is home to a virgin girl who is worshipped as the goddess Durga in human... more » Owner description: Also called Kumari Bahal, this fascinating palace is home to a virgin girl who is worshipped as the goddess Durga in human form. She can sometimes be glimpsed at her windows. « less
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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.
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Ranked #23 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Religious, secular and military artifacts of all kinds are housed in the three buildings comprising this museum complex.
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Ranked #30 of 59 attractions in Kathmandu
Category: Museums
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