Top 50 Places to visit while in Kathmandu
Storied temple complex & pilgrimage site
A very old religious site, this Buddhist complex has an iconic stupa, temples & many shrines.
Revered, historic Hindu temple
This famous, sacred Hindu temple & cremation site on the riverbank was rebuilt in the 15th century.
Kathmandu Durbar Square(13,499)
Historic royal complex with a courtyard
Landmark, ancient royal complex with various palaces, temples & courtyards, plus a museum.
Garden of Dreams & backpacker bars
A buzzing, visitor-friendly area, Thamel is the city’s main nightlife zone. Bars blast out live music by cover bands, and lively eateries serve Nepalese and international dishes. Designed in
Garden of Dreams(5,458)
Lush garden with pavilions & fountains
Elegant garden created in 1920, with 6 pavilions, fountains, landscaped grounds, urns & birdhouses.
Historic artifacts in a former palace
Palace museum named after the entryway's stone Hanuman, with exhibits on the Shah Dynasty.
Former royal palace & massacre site
Museum & former palace showcasing the royal jewels & the scene of the Nepalese Royal Massacre.
Buddhism, temple, monastery, and shrine
Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas
Shopping district with a mellow past
Historic tourist destination known for its laid-back vibe, numerous cafes & souvenir shops.
Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine-storey, 61.88-metre-tall tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu. It was built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar Bhimsen Thapa under the commission of
Asan is a ceremonial, market and residential square in central Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is one of the most well-known historical locations in the city and is famed for its bazaar,
Temple, architecture, and history
Kasthamandap was a three-storied public shelter that included a shrine consecrated to Gorakshanath situated at Maru, Kathmandu, Nepal. Several myths and stories about the date of the construction
Temple and architecture
Durbar Marg or Durbarmarg is a street in Nepali city of Kathmandu. It is considered as the heart of Kathmandu city. As it leads to the Royal Palace of Narayanhiti, Durbar Marg is also known as
National Museum of Nepal(507)
Archaeology, art & natural history
National museum housing historical weapons, animal specimens, Buddhist art & other artifacts.
Guhyeshwari Temple, also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti. The temple is also a
Manicured city park with lawns & benches
Green urban landscaped gardens with lawns, flowerbeds, seating areas & restrooms.
Famed area with 130+ historic monuments
Landmark, bowl-shaped valley boasting 130+ historic monuments, pilgrimage sites & a palace museum.
Rani Mahal is a Rana palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district of Nepal. This palace was constructed by General Khadga Samsher Rana JBR in 1893.
Patan Durbar Square(11,101)
Collection of Hindu & Buddhist sculpture
Museum in a former royal palace housing Hindu & Buddhist sculptures & other cultural artifacts.
New Road is the financial hub and busiest high street of Nepal. It refers to a two lane street in the center of Kathmandu, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. It is one of the busiest marketplaces
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Clock tower and history
Rani Pokhari meaning queen's pond, originally known as Nhu Pukhu meaning new pond, is a historic artificial pond located in the heart of Kathmandu. The square-shaped tank dates from the 17th
Tibetan Buddhist courses & retreats
Large Tibetan Buddhist monastery providing courses & retreats in a picturesque hilltop setting.
Singha Durbar is a palace in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The palace complex lies in the centre of Kathmandu, to the north of the Babar Mahal and Thapathali Durbar and east of Bhadrakali.
Sacred art in a former royal palace
An extensive collection of traditional religious art on display in an 18th-century royal palace.
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Tudikhel/Tundikhel is a large grass-covered ground in the center of Nepal's capital Kathmandu and one of its most important landmarks. The field is rectangular in shape and has a north-south
Monastery and buddhism
The Taragaon Museum(197)
Contemporary art in an unusual space
Contemporary art museum in a unique 1970s-era building with an architectural archive & cafe.
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Historic temple known for golden decor
This centuries-old Buddhist monastery features ornate brass statues & elements plated in gold.
Ornate 17th-century Hindu temple
3-tiered Hindu temple in Patan Durbar Square, built in 1637 & featuring intricate stone carvings.
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Store specializing in pashmina shawls
Colorful wraps & blankets made from locally loomed cashmere offered in an unfussy boutique.
Elephants rides, a lake & paddle boating
Opened in 1956, this 6-hectare zoo offers an aviary & elephant rides, plus a lake with paddle boats.
Clock tower and architecture
The GhantaGhar is the first public tower clock in Nepal, situated at the heart of the capital city of Kathmandu. It lies in front of Rani Pokhari. It was built by Rana Prime Minister Bir Shumsher
Upscale casino with table games & dining
Sophisticated casino in an opulent palace with table games & slot machines, plus 2 restaurants.
Former palace with government offices
Built in 1908, this grand palace with gardens now houses prominent government offices.
Temple and architecture
Natural History Museum of Nepal(66)
Educational natural history museum
Natural history museum with many preserved flora & fauna specimens, including insects & fungi.
Hindu temple with a large Vishnu statue
Open-air Hindu temple featuring a large stone statue of the god Vishnu lying in a pond.
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Ancient Hindu temple honoring Vishnu
Deemed the oldest temple in Nepal, this hilltop shrine offers statues & artwork dedicated to Vishnu.
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Monastery, buddhism, hiking, and mountain
Seto Gumba also Druk Amitabh Mountain is a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. It is located in the Nagarjun Municipality of Kathmandu District. It is located outside the Ring Road, north of Swayambhu.
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