Hanuman Durbar Square is popular name of Kathmandu Durbar Square listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. Oldest and famous durbar square lies in the heart of Kathmandu Valley (15min from Thamel). Architecture built during 12th to 18thcentury.
Main Attraction :
wood carving, Decoration with local bricks and Newari cultures. Kumarighar (living goddess), Shiva-parvati temple, KalBhairav statue, Nautalle Durbar (nine storyed palace), Earthquake remained Museum and temples.
Festivals : Indrajatra (Month), Krishna janmasthami (Month)
UNESCO world heritage sites 1979, Monkey temple is popular name of Swayambhunath“self- existent” temple. It is situated in the top hill 4kms west from heart of Kathmandu valley. Both Buddhism and Hinduism visit this site for religious activities.
Main Attraction: View point to Kathmandu valley, the giant Swayambhunath temple, Buddha Park, Peace Buddha pond, Saraswoti temple, Monkey swimming pool, 365 footstep clip etc.
Festivals: Buddha jayanti, Loshar, Saraswoti Puja, New year.
UNESCO world heritage site since 1979, Largest and oldest stupain the south Asia situated 10 km north east from heart of Kathmandu valley.Most revered sites for Tibetain Buddhism in Nepal. The four side seeing eyes of the Buddha symbolize awareness among the humanity from every part of world I.e. East, West, North and South.
Main Attraction :Oldest Stupa style architecture,Giant and peaceful BoudhaStupa, Ajima Temple, Guru LhakhangMonastry, SamtelingMonastry, hamchenLhakhang, DilyakYebam, Thanka painting houses and shops, tibetain lifestyle kitchen, SechenMonastry popular for peaceful garden, veg restaurant.
Festivals : Padmasambhava Birthday, Buddha janmasthami, Buddhist rituals, New year celebration, MamlaJatra, Loshar, TemalJatra, RopaiJatra etc.
Meaning of BoudhaStupa’sParts :
Mandalas : Mansion of Buddha.
Dome : Symbols of Universe or vase of great treasure.
Two Eyes : Symbol of method and wishdom.
Harmika : Symbol of eight nobel paths.
Nose like Symbol : Symbol of Nirvana.
Thirteen Steps : The thirteen states of Bodhisattva’s ground for the complete enlightment.
Lotus : Symbol of Compassion and Purity.
Umbrella : Protector of three jewels Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Pinnacle : Symbol of Mt. Sumeru (The king of the mountains).
Largest temple which is 4th most important holiest pilgrimage sites for the devotees of Lord Shiva, Hindu from all over the world. It is located at 7km north east from the heart of Kathmandu.
Main Attraction: old Pagoda style architecture, Pashupatinath Temple, hundreds of Shiva linga, the Bagmati River, the dead ceremony of Hindus, jogi kutis, mathas, Guheshwori temple etc.
Festivals: Shiva Ratri, JanaiPurnima, Teej,
The UNESCO world heritage sites listed since 1979, 5 km south east of Kathmandu Valley renowned as the city of Beauty, Lalitpur. The architecture here realized us to move our old Malla period of 16th century, lies in the heart of Patan city.
Main Attraction :
Full of Newari cultures with old architecture (wood carving, metal works, Thanka painting, decoration of local bricks). Golden gate, Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavihara, SundariChowk, Krishna Temple (octagonal stone temple scenes from great Epics, the Mahabharat and Ramayan), Big Bell, Naagdaha, etc. are popular sites inside Patan Durbar Square.
Festivals : Krishna janasthami, JanaiPurnima
The oldest city of the country listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979,
Bhadgaun is popular name to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The arciteture of Bhaktapur Durbar Square reflect the life style with their culture ofMalla Period during 12th century.
Thanka Painting, wood Carving, stone carving bronze casting, jewelry, pottery works , 55 window palace,the Pashupatinath Temple, Nyatapola, Dattatraya, the shiva temple.