Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most iconic and significant landmarks in Kathmandu. Each year numerous tourists visit here. It is well known as the “Great Stupa” or the “Stupa of Enlightenment.” Visitors can walk around the base and spin the prayer wheels, which is believed to bring good luck.


In addition to its status as a sacred structure, Boudhanath Stupa serves as the beating heart of Tibetan culture and community, and numerous shops and restaurants as well as monasteries surround the stupa’s vicinity. A visit here offers plenty to take in for several hours and with its striking architecture, lively community, yet peaceful atmosphere, it is guaranteed to keep you interested for long.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is well known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Kathmandu and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in the heart of the city and is surrounded by several temples and palaces.


The square is also home to several museums and galleries displaying the rich art, culture, and history of Nepal. One of the most famous museums is the Tribhuvan Museum, which is dedicated to the former king of Nepal. 


Last but not least, the streets there with all the handicrafts, souvenirs, and food stalls in the area are sure to leave you hooked for hours. You can spend hours exploring it and admiring the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn the buildings and exploring the area, the sense of serenity and reverence in the square is absolutely perfect. As the day progresses, the crowds grow, and the square becomes more lively and bustling and you will like its ambiance even more.


Swayambhunath Stupa is a big deal in Kathmandu. It is termed as the most iconic landmark nestled way up on a hill in the west of the city, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main structure of the stupa is a large dome-shaped structure that is covered in gold and white paint. The spire holds a pair of large eyes, which are said to represent the wisdom and compassion of the Lord Buddha.


The stupa is believed to have been built more than 2,000 years ago and is surrounded by several temples and shrines and of course the monkeys. You will see thousands of monkeys there which are considered to be sacred and are a popular attraction for visitors. However, visitors are advised to be cautious and to keep their belongings secured, as monkeys there are quite mischievous.


From Swayambhunath Stupa, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the city – it is a sight to behold. 


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