Swayambhu Nath Stupa
Swayambhu stupa in one of the most popular Buddhist site in Kathmandu which also falls under the world heritage site. This holy shrine lies 2 km west from the Kathmandu city. Swayambhu Stupa is located on top of the hill that overlooks the valley of Kathmandu. It is also known as the MonkeyTemple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. One can see the painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar square ( Old Royal Palace) which was 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. As this site is protected by UNSECO as world heritage site. Durbar Square lies in the heart of this city. Locally also called as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square-an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty.
Pashupatinath ancient Hindu Temple:
A short commute of 20 minutes on course towards Kathmandu International Air Terminal resides this Holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath by the bank of sacred Bagmati River. This ancient Temple of Pashupatinath committed to Lord Shiva with four silver entryways in every corner and with a Golden Roof in Pagoda style. Only Hindus are permitted inside the primary Temple premises so non-hindu can watch the Temple environment from outside. This spot is overflowed with pilgrims amid the favorable time in February according to Hindu Lunar schedule of “Shiva Ratri” Shiva conception commemoration. It is the place of cremation of Hindu and cremation ceremonies of Hindus.
Boudhanath “The Little Tibet”
Among the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley is the Boudhanath stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist stupa of South Asia. It is called Khasa Caitya or Khasti by Newars and Bauddha or Bodhnath by general Nepali natives. It is resided around 11km away from the heart of the capital towards the northeastern edges of Kathmandu. The stupa enormous size and Mandala makes it as one of the biggest round stupas in Nepal. It is said to be 2500 years of aged Buddhist stupa of the Valley established in fifth century. This stupa is decorated with four sets of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal bearings keeping an everlasting watch over the general population of Nepal. Travelers will encounter Buddhist explorers from Tibet going round the stupa revolving the petition to God. This place is full of traditional Tibetan culture and Buddhist religious establishments.