valley is the most traditional as well as modern Nepal represent by
Kathmandu 1536 which is the capital city of Nepal. The valley is an
unexpected oasis, a green oval nestling beneath the highest mountains
on earth. Containing thousands of mountains, shrines, temples, stupas
and palaces including seven UNESCO world heritage sites is also dense
with one million people. It is the major tourist attraction area.
It is showcase of old art and architecture with a living, vibrant
entity, nourished by old traditions and customs which continue, miraculously
to this days. The valley is the traditional homeland of the Newari
people with their own language, script and tradition consisting three
Major cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, where you will find many
It is an old Royal palace of Kathmandu
with its old temples and palaces. In the entrance you will
find a honour statue, a brave monky assistance of lord rama.
The good view of Kathmandu is seen from the nautale Durbar.
Now it is a museum mostly related to king Tribhuban, Kastamandap
is near by Hanuman Dhoka. It is said to be constructed from
the wood of a single tree later the name of the city derived
by that temple
Swyambhunath is one of the world's most
glorious Buddhist Chaityas which is about 2000 years old and
just 5 kms. from the city on the top of the hillock about 77mt
above the valley. The painted seeing eyes of Lord Buddha on
each side of the spire bases area think as the power separate
guilt. There are 365 stone steps to climb up through a shady
forest teeming with monkeys. There is also a small museum with
some fire stone sculptures related to Shakyamuni Buddha
This is one of the biggest ancient stupa
in the world situated in the north about 6 km from the city.
It is very favorite of Tibetan people where Tibetan culture
is both accessible and unhindered and the believe still remains
that a piece of bone of Buddha is inside of the stupa.
Pashupatinath is the temple of lord Shiva, the god of destruction
& creator, situated on the banks of Bagmati River and
about 5 km far from the city. It is one of the most important
Shiva Sites of the subcontinent which is Nepal's official
protectors, invoked in royal speeches and cited on treaded
and pledges. The temple has two tiered golden roof and silver
doors with great architecture. Non-Hindu are not allowed to
enter however the good view of the main temple is seen from
the opposite side of the Bagmati river. In the festival Shivratri,
the birthday of Shiva which falls on February /March many
people come from all over Nepal and India. Near Pashupatinath
another historic and holy temple of Guheshwori, goddess of
Vagina is located.
Budhanilkantha is about 8 kms north of Kathmandu, at the base
of Shivpuri Hill. The sleeping statue a lord Bishnu in reclining
of the bed of snakes one of the masterpiece of stone sculptures
an ancient Nepal
( PATAN )
This ancient city of Patan also known
as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts is separated from Kathmand
by Bagtmati river only about 5 kms south-east of Kathmandu
. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.
Patan's Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples, its
an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of
temples per square meter than in Katmandu or Bhaktapur.
This is another attraction in Durbar square area the Shikhara style
of architecture of temple. More interesting thing if this temple is
that is completely made of stone.
A few minutes walks towards north of Durbar square, this is located.
There story golden temple of lokeshwar (Lord Buddha), built in the
12th century by King Bhaskar Verma. Inside the upper story ther are
the golden image of lord Buddha and large prayer wheel. Kumbheshwor
temple is situated north of D.S. which is five-story temple. This
is noted far its time properties and elegant woodcarving. On the platform
of the temple there are two ponds whose water is said to cmioe strength
from the holy kaek gossaikunda and a ritual both held on the Janai
Purnima around August.