Kathmandu City Day Tour

Kathmandu City TourThere are three cities famous for day tours in Kathmandu valley which called Katmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The Katmandu city provides you ancient Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims historical places where numerous temples is, monasteries and stupas are dominated. All the temples, monasteries and stupas are decorated by enormous arts and architecture. The Katmandu valley also offers you very old Royal places which built in 12th century ,long historical explanation old museums about political, social and religious happened in the past moment, people culture and them life style and grand and fascinating mountain views. There are many things to see around but depend on your interest you can select few of them or take a short visit in every place and finish within a day.

Things to see around Katmandu city:

Katmandu Durbar square: Katmandu Durbar square Pashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Katmandu Durbar square (old Royal palace) which built in 12th century. The Durbar square provides you numerous temples, Kumari Bahal (House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood) and the old museum.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva a long with the statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in 879AD.However the present temple buil by King Bhupatindra malla in 1697AD.A gold plated roof, silver doors and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the Pagoda construction. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering (Puja) worship to Shiva tile of lord of destruction. The Bagmati rivers follows close by and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds are there.

Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Bouddhanath is among the largest Stupas in the south Asia and it has become focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white looms 36 meters overhead. The stupa is located at the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers have for many centuries. When refuges entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950 century many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many Gompas and little Tibet Nepal was born. This little Tibet stills the best places in the valley to observe Tibetan life style. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century. The Bouddhanath is the visual feast of the colorful Thangkas, Tibetan jewellery hand-woven carpets; mask and Khukuri (knives) are sold in surroundings stalls.

Buddhanilkantha Temple This mystical sleeping god's temple is located at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, just 9 km far from the main city centre within the Kathmandu Valley on the northern end. It is at this location that you will find one of the three images of the deity Lord Vishnu or in full Vishnu (Narayan) Jalanrayana which is regarded by the local people as the principal deity.

It is with the sacredness of this particular god that a deep-seated belief was created by King Pratap Malla through a prophetic dream. It was his strong belief and fear that should the King of Nepal visit the Buddhanilkantha temple, death would be imminent upon his departure. The two other images of the deity which were carved during the same time lie at two particular destinations: the Balaju Gardens where public viewing can take place and the beautiful Royal Palace in Kathmandu. It is here at Budhanilkantha Temple. The holy Lord Vishnu lies prominently at 5 meters in length inside a tank 13 meters long giving the impression of floating. It is thought that the Deity is approximately 1400-1500 years old and is believed to have been sculpted during the Licchavi period, around about the 7th or 8th century. A fascinating feature of the Lord Vishnu Deity is his large frame carved out of a single block of stone, black in nature and foreign to the valley planes. When described he embodies many fascinating features and all symbolic in their own right. But it is through the four hands that you will find four symbols of Vishnu which are the: chakra or disc, conch-shell, lotus flower and the club. Syambhunath /Monkey Temple: Syambhunath is protected by UNISCO world heritage sites. The History of the valley, according to the legends begins with Syambhunath or the self-existent in times uncharted by history, Budhisattva Manjusiri came across a beautiful lake during his travel. He saw a lotus that emitted brilliant light at the lake center, so he cut a george in a southern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus. Men settled on the bed of the lake and called it the Katmandu valley from then on the hill top of the self existent lord has been a holy place. Syambhu is the major land of the valley and looks like a becon below the Nagarjun hill. It provides excellent views of the Katmandu valley. Katmandu city also provides you other very famous and interesting gods and goddess temples which will take you the spiritual way. The Katmandu city offers you life style of Newar people and them colorful festival

Patan architectural city: Patan is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. Patan has long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas. Patan's central Durbar square is absolutely packed with temples. It is an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples than in Katmandu and Bhaktipur. Numerous other temples widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are scattered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. There is also many others numerous temples are Krishna, Bhimsen, Taleju bell, Bhai Dega and others many temples gives you more experience about Nepali people faith and respect on religion. All the temples are decorated by numerous arts and architecture. The Patan also offers you Newari people culture and them life style.

Bhaktapur Historical city: The Bhaktipur city is protected as a UNESCO world Heritage site. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, it means city of the Devotees. It is the third major town of the valley and in many ways the most mediaeval. The Bhaktipur is on of the most charming architecture showpieces of the valley as it highlights the ancient The main items of interest in the Bhaktapur are: The lion gate: Dating as far back as AD1696, this gate is guarded on either side by two huge statues of lions. A long side, there are two stone images of Gods. TheGolden gate: The golden gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The Golden is the mostly lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom.

Changunarayan: The Changunarayan temple is protected as a UNESCO world Heritage site. This is the most ancient temple of Katmandu valley. The temple built third century is decorated by some of the best samples of stones, wood and metal crafts in the valley. A fifth century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound and it tells of the victorious King Mandev. Some Popular Sightseeing Places out of Katmandu valley.

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