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Kathmandu has often been by some as a flawless jewel in a unique setting. No other place in the world has the concentration of culture, art and tradition that exists in the Kathmandu valley (1300m.). Kathmandu is the crossroads for the many ethnic groups of Nepal and for visitors from all over the world every year. Nestled in the central hills of Nepal, Kathmandu is at once medieval and modern. The Kathmandu valley sprawls at the junction of two sacred rivers, Bagmati and Bishnumati. Just cross the Bagmati River to the south is Patan, on ancient city of temples, while Bhadgoon with its thousands of homes and temples shrines lies six miles to the east. More then two hundred years ago these three cities housed the Royal places of three different kingdoms that divided the valley palaces surviving today.
They say there are more temples than houses in Kathmandu valley in past. Great temples with heavily carved exteriors, massive white-domed Buddhist stupas and hundreds of smaller Buddhist chaityas small temples with low, ornate archways-and tiny temples containing once lone idol all are an integral pieces of the unique mosaic that is Kathmandu city. To really discover the Kathmandu valley you need to begin exploring from well beyond the city limits, and travel in from the outside of Nepal in order to touch its roots. Fortunately there are many very beautiful walks within the Kathmandu valley that combine cultural experience and natural heritage.
Kathmandu city is the capital city of Kingdom of Nepal. In Kathmandu you can visit Machendra Nath Temple, Pasupati Nath temple Akash Bhairabv temple, Katmandu Darbar Square, Kumari Temple, Kasthmandap, Ashok Vinayak, Jaishi Dewal, Tundikhel, Martyr's memorial. Bhadrakali temple, Singha Darbar, Narayanhiti Darbar, Kaiser Library, Budhanilkantha . Balaju Water Garden, Sowaymbhunath temple, The National Museum, Natural History Museum, Guheswary Temple, Chabhil, Chandra vinayak and Buddhanth temple.
Patan: The ancient city of Patan, Lying 5km south east of Kathmandu city, is known as call Lalitpur city of the city of fine and best arts in Nepal. The city is fully of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left legacy of impressive sightseeing in the old city. At Patan you can visit: Patan Darbar square, Patan museum, Krishna Mandir, Mahabuddha, Hinranya varna Mahavihar, Kumbheswhwar, Jagatnarayan temple, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, The Ashok Stupa, Achheswor Mahavihar, Temple of Machchendranath and Minnath, the zoo and Patan. it is best place for cultural tour in Nepal