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Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in the valley. The word Durbar Square translates in English as palace complex and is listed as a World Heritage Site. Clustered around Durbar Square is the old Royal palace, which has been converted into a well-equipped museum. Numerous other beautiful temples, shrines, Kumari Bahal, House of the living Goddess, Kastamandap(a house build from the wood of a single tree) and other small temples are scattered everywhere in the square. The main palace building is 9 stories high and anyone can visit to the top and experience panoramic views of the city.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is much larger and more spacious than Kathmandu's and much less crowded with temples than Patan.The disasterous earthquake in 1934 destroyed many of the beautiful monuments in the square and are now marked only by empty platforms where they once stood. Some of the most popular monuments golden gate, peacock window and Nyatapola temple are main attractions.

Swayambhunath
Swayambhunath is one of the most ancient Stupas in the Kathmandu vally.It lies on the top of the hill in west of the valley. The unique architecture of Swayambhunath is one of the most easily recognizable symbols of Nepal. From here one can enjoy a spectacular view of Kathmandu City. Legend says that ancient times the valley was a lake and it was known as the serpent's lake. Saint Manjushree cut the southern part of the valley and drained the water out. The Swayambhu was the first exit and became most important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Bouddhanath
Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. It is religious center for the Buddhist people. Surrounding the stupa there are many different monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects. Most of the visitors use go to The Stupa for sightseeing and shopping and Tibetans handicrafts. During the full moon day many Buddhist people come to celebrate and take part in various religious activities.

Pashupatinath
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all Hindus of the world. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples on the bank of holy Bagmati river. Various religious activities take place here almost everyday. Sadhus (holymen) from many different countries especially from India, visit the temple to pay homage to Lord Shiva. There are Ghats in the bank of Bagmati River, which are rectangular and made of stones. The rectangles are for the cremation of dead bodies and the square ones are for ritual baths.

Changunarayan Temple
This temple is situated on a scenic hill top 20km from Kathmandi and 7 km from Bhaktapur. King Hari dutta verma built this temple. The temple is decorated with magnificent art works made of metal and woodcarvings. This is the finest example of Nepalese pagoda architecture.The inscription at Changunarayan is the oldest recorded in history, dating to the 4th century. Its history dates back to the Lichhavi period when the Lichhavi king Manadeva installed pillars in 464 AD. The temple is worth visiting to see the architectural and iconography combination.

Nagarkot
Nagarkot is a popular place to see the mountain ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175m and it is 32 km north east of Kathmandu. It is the nearest place to see the panoramic views from Kathmandu valley. Close up mountains are from Nagarkot Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje lakpa, Sishapangma, Gauri shanker and more.When the sun begins to rise from behind the Himalayas. It looks spectacular as the mountains change color. Many tourists go to Nagarkot and stay over night to enjoy the scenic beauty of the country side and from Nagarkot one can hike to Changunarayan, Banepa and to Sankhu Vajrayogini too.

Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel is an ancient small town situated 30km away from Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Dhalikhel is very scenic and beautiful rice terraces on both sides of the road are spectacular. It is a popular panoramic Himalayan viewpoint, which is also a good starting place for short treks where visitors can stretch their legs before starting for a longer one.

Daman

The small village of Daman is an interesting place to see mountains. One can see whole mountain range of 400km from Dhaulagiri to Mt.Everest.Daman lies 2323m above the sea level. It is 85km away south West from Kathmandu and It also one of the most spectacular mountain-bike routes in the world.

Lumbini

Lumbini is situated about 250km South West of Kathmandu. This place famous for Buddhist pilgrimage because Lord Buddha was born here in 560 BC. The birth of Buddha at Lumbini has been recorded in the pillar inscription 'The Light of Asia' although there is not much to see but the peaceful environment provides you with inner sense of tranquility. In some ways, Tilaurakot, the site of Kapilavastu, the fortress-palace where Buddha was raised as a prince of the royal family is more evocative.

Tansen

Tansen lies 1310m above sea level, at the southern slope of Mahabharat range. It lies on the way from Pokhara to Sunauli and is known as the Siddhartha highway. Tansen city itself is very colorful with its old houses and slopes landscapes. There are different types of people-Magar, Brahmin,Chhetri, Newar, have been living in the city.It is popular for its metal crafts and Dhaka cloth,shawls and caps. Place to visit in Tansen- Shrinagar hill Amarnarayan temple and Tansen Durbar etc.

Pokhara
Pokhara is the second major tourist destination in Nepal. It is 200km west of Kathmandu. Standing at 884m above the sea level, Pokhara offers a mild climate. It is famous for the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. Especially stunning views of Machapuchhare 6997m (also known as the Fishtail mountain). There are many places to visit in this beautiful city such as the panoramic mountain views, Phewa Lake and the Varahi Temple on its island, David's fall, Mahendra Cave, etc. Activities such as boating, fishing and canoeing can be organized on the
Phewa Lake

Some sightseeing spots entry fee as below:
BHAKTAPUR ENTRY FEE:
For foreign nationals US$ 10 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 50 per person
For Chines nationals Rs. 50 per person
  
BOUDHANATH STUPA ENTRANCE FEE :
For foreign nationals Rs. 50per person
  
SWAYAMBHUNATH ENTRACE FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 50per person
  
PATAN ENTRY FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 200per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 25 per person
  
ART GALLERY (BHAKTAPUR):
For foreign nationals Rs. 20 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 10 per person
  
CHANGUNARAYAN
For Foreign nationals Rs. 60 per person
  
HANUMAN DHOKA ENTRY FEE:
For foreign nationals Rs. 200 per person
For SAARC nationals Rs. 25 per person
  
Pashupati Nath:
For foreign nationals Rs. 50 per person

Program of Sightseeing Places in Nepal

Daman
Daman is situated 80 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2,400m. Daman is loca ...

Bungmati & Khokhana Village
Because it is not easily reached by road or by air, not many people choose to visit Bungamati in Nep ...

Nagarkot
Nagarkot is a village located about 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is located on the northeas ...

Chitwan
In 1973, Chitwan National Park was established covering 932 sq km area is now listed in the World He ...

Kathmandu
Kathmandu City is the capital and largest city of Nepal. It is the cosmopolitan heart of the Himalay ...

Bardia
Bardia National Park is located in the Far-Western Region, Nepal and was established in 1988 as Roya ...

Dhulikhel
Dhulikhel has for many centuries been an important trading centre on the ancient commercial route li ...

Gorkha
A 25 kilometer road off the main highway connecting Pokhara and Kathmandu brings you to an ancient G ...

Patan
The city lies about 5 km from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Budhist monuments, Hindu temples and fi ...

Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon (pronounced bud-gown and meaning 'City of Rice') in Nepali, or Kh ...

Pokhara
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level ...

Lumbini
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. It is 21 km.+ west of ...

Barpak Village Tour
A Real Peace of land in heaven on earth ! Barpak Village is situated upon the hill top about 1900 me ...

Nepal Festivals
Nepal has more festivals than the number of days in a year. A festival is always a meaningful and me ...

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