The Bouddhanath Stupa
The Bouddhanath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also know as Boudha, is the most liked sightseeing place in Kathmandu. It is situated 7 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu, visible as soon as you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport. It is home to many Tibetan refugees and is one of the largest stupas in the world; the 5th century Boudhanath stupa.
Surrounding the stupa is a pleasant courtyard that contains the Tamang Gompa amongst numerous traditional shops selling singing bowls, thankas, prayer wheels and much more. There are also quite a few cafes and guesthouses in the immediate area. And it is very famous and holy place especially for Buddhists People. It is one of the most popular world heritage site of Nepal. Throughout the day, you will see many monks and people ritually walking around the stupa. Do remember to walk clockwise around the stupa keeping the stupa to your right. Prayers wheels should also be spun clockwise. You can enter and walk on the white dome of the stupa.
Boudhanath survived the 2015 earthquake however extensive repairs were needed and carried out throughout 2016. On the 14th of November 2016 the repairs were completed and celebrated with the return of prayer flags around the stupa.
The Holy Pashupatinath
The Holy pashupatinath was discovered During 400 A.D. Since then it has been a place for the hindu devotees to worship “Shiva” the hindu God. The Pashupatinath was listed by UNESCO’S as one of the most sacred place to visit. The most significant importance for the hindu followers as they worship the Jyotirlinga of Lord shiva. This sacred place has no access to the foreign visitors inside the main temple let alone Hindus. The structure & Sculpture carvings to the walls and wooden doors resembles date old centuries. The main temple consists of a building with bunk roof and golden spire. It is cubic in shape, and the four main doors are covered in silver sheets. Also, the two storied roof had been constructed from pure copper covered with gold. The main attraction of this temple is the shining Shivalinga and the huge golden statue of Shiva’s Bull, Nandi.
We take a walk to the surroundings of pashupatinath following the hindu religion cremation. The acknowledgement of life after death.
The Monkey Temple “Swoyambhunath” dates back 2500 year old. UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu, is the glory of Kathmandu since the 5th century and a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage. The swoyambhunath is popular among the Buddhist devotees and every religion who seek to acknowledge the deeper meaning of life. The 365 steps to swoyambhunath is most popular amongst the visitor who tends to witness & learn the beauty of stupa.
Kathmandu Durbar Square Day Tour
Kathmandu valley is the historical center of Nepal and the place where kingdoms rose and fell, palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and Nepalese art and culture were developed and refined is equally religious. Kathmandu valley has been called on big museum too exhibiting the vast Hindu and Buddhist arts with more shrines and temples per square km than anywhere else in the world. Nepalese art and culture has immense vitality and countless festivals are celebrated each year. Among here lies the beautiful “Kathmandu Durbar Square” which is one of the most important sights in the valley. It is full of Ancient historic palaces, courtyards, carving, colorful life and many others. The nine-storied Basantapur Durbar Square Palace built the head artists of the then three separate kingdoms (Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur), Kumari Ghar where the Living Goddess lives, Nasal Chowk and many more to explore here. Filled with people worshiping in shrines, selling goods, etc, it is a living city of Kathmandu.
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