Kathmandu is the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which contains two sister cities: Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur(Bhadgaon) and a number of smaller towns. It is also acronymed as ‘KTM’ and named ‘tri-city’.
Kathmandu is the home to a large number of ancient cultural and religious monuments, and it is the most concentrated area of Nepal’s world cultural heritages. Kathmandu Valley tourist areas basically including: Kathmandu city (Kathmandu Durbar Square), Patan, Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), Thamel business district. Other famous attractions including: Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath,Changu Narayan Temple and so on.
Kastha Mandap in Sanskrit means the wooden temple. This is where the name of the current capital of the country comes from. Gigantic city with a thousand corners, hand-formed culture Newar, there are temples and statuettes on every corner! From the red brick to the finely carved wooden doors and beams, most of the old quarters are true works of art depicting the life of the many deities of the Hindu pantheon. The whole donut capital in this strange atmosphere, where gods and demons reign.
For the curious traveler who wants to discover the capital as a whole, it will take a good ten days and it will not be enough. Over a vast territory covering about 400 km2, and housing some 4 million inhabitants, countless temples and religious sites. Some are nonetheless prohibited to non-Hindu visitors, and can only be admired from the outside.
However, in three or four days, it is possible to visit the most beautiful monuments and historic squares of the capital without running for as much. You can have a little idea by browsing the various links below!0