Tourist attractions Kathmandu with best places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal

List of the best places to visit in Kathmandu valley for couples or with friends

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Tourist attractions Kathmandu with best places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal

There are many tourist attractions in Kathmandu and best places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal. Tourist attractions Kathmandu with best places to visit in Kathmandu NepalKathmandu valley in Nepal is located at a height of about 1400 meters above sea level. Kathmandu is surrounded by 4 major mountains Shivapuri, Nagarjun, Phulchoki, and Chandragiri.
Numerous travel enthusiasts wish to travel around Kathmandu valley because they will get a chance to explore various mountains, wildlife, and natural treasures on their tour in Kathmandu, Nepal.
They will also have the chance to explore the food, history, customs, festivals, fashion, lifestyle, monuments, palaces, temples, gardens, monasteries, hangout spots, museums, markets, and parks of Nepal. Lets check what are the most beautiful places to visit in Kathmandu.

Major tourist attractions Kathmandu valley Nepal

The best places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal to hangout are listed below. These destinations are best places to go with friends in Kathmandu and best places to visit in Kathmandu for couples too.

Bouddhanath stupa is a famous sightseeing place in Kathmandu Nepal. This is one of the most visited world heritage site in Nepal. Visitors need to pay Nepali Rupees 250 (Foreign Nationals), 50 (SAARC Nationals), and 250 (Chinese Nationals) per person. There is no entry fee for children below 10 years. Many Tibetan pilgrims reside near the Stupa. Boudhanath a is holy place for Buddhists.
This is very famous and the biggest Hindu temple in Nepal. Entry is prohibited in the main temple for non-Hindus. You are allowed to take pictures of the surroundings.

Swayambhunath is a sacred site and a center of worship for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a famous ancient religious temple, situated in the middle of the Kathmandu city.
Narayanhiti Palace
This is a spectacular palace complex. It was built by King Mahendra in 1961. This palace is situated on the northern end of the Durbar Marg. This historical palace has been used as the residence and the workplace of king for the longest time. Over the years, this palace has been renovated for a number of times and make a museum.

Durbar Square (Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur)
These three sites Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square are Kathmandu’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites. These are the best places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal. Durbar means castle and Square means the customary center of the old town and city’s most important inheritance of architecture and engineering. Tourist get the chance to discover ancients decoration in pagoda style in all 3 Durbar Square in Nepal. Nearby the palace area there are so many things to see in Kathmandu. Local guide definitely show you all highlights of Kathmandu valley.

Chhauni Museum
A splendid museum is present near the Swayambhunath stupa “Monkey temple”. It contains the most amazing treasures of Nepal. In the exhibition hall, wonderful stone statues of Nepali Gods are present. Here you can also see beautiful metal, earthenware or terracotta. This museum is worth a visit.
Royal Botanical Gardens
This is a popular tourist place that is liked by visitors for its tranquility, greenery, and peaceful atmosphere.
Thamel & Dreams of Garden
Thamel is a popular tourist place in Kathmandu. It is a commercial neighborhood in the Kathmandu city. The place is known for its narrow lanes, crowded spaces, and a large number of shops and vendors. Dreams of Garden is only the best place to see in Thamel.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
This park is a popular tourist attraction nearby hills of Kathmandu. In this national park, you can find different types of mammals, birds, reptiles. There are many day hiking and multi day hiking tours around Kathmandu. Shivpuri is the closest National Park from Kathmandu. Narayan than (Budhanilakantha)
Budhanilakantha temple is situated 14 km from Kathmandu. It is one of the popular pilgrimage for Hindu people located in the north side of Kathmandu valley on the base of Shivapuri hill.

Dakshinkali temple is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage located in the south corner of Kathmandu valley near Pharping village.

In fact there are so many interesting things to see in Kathmandu. It is not possible to describe all here some Major tourist attractions in Kathmandu given here. Do not miss the best places to visit in Kathmandu while travelling to Nepal. Beside best places to visit around Kathmandu valley there are many best places to go with friends in Kathmandu we will update it in another article.

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