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Kathmandu. Visiting and staying in Kathmandu Nepal. Things to see, places of interest, what to do in Kathmandu.

If you are visiting Nepal allow several days in Kathmandu for sightseeing and shopping. This ancient city is full of wonders and is a joy to explore.

There’s great Nepali and international food and shops selling crafts and trekking gear, real and fake, at incredible prices.

The big must-see places in Kathmandu should include at least one of the Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, the backpacker district, Thamel, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath temples and stupas.

For other places to visit in Nepal, or trips to take from Kathmandu, see our Nepal travel blog round-up page.

Kathmandu is a fantastic travel destination due to its history, culture and geography. Staying in Kathmandu gives you access to incredible historic temples and extraordinary views of the Himalayas. Kathmandu has its fair share of family-friendly hotels but finding rooms for a family of four or more can be tricky, most Kathmandu hotels have triple …

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The Golden Temple and Buddhist monastery Hiraṇyavarṇa Mahāvihāra also Kwa Bahahas existed in Kathmandu since 1409. The temple is just off the Patan Durbar Square, to the north. You can find it down a narrow alleyway. It has two entrances, the narrow stone entrance below is guarded by 2 stone lions, the gateway itself was sculpted …

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