Kathmandu World Heritage
Published On: February 10, 2019
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is full of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements within the daimeter of 30 kilometer. The world heritage sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple which is famous for hindu religious, Swoyambhunath Temple which is also known as “Monkey Temple”, Boudhanath Stupa which is famous for buddist religious, etc. Kathmandu Valley incorporate the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to 18th centuries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square “UNESCO World Heritage Site” also known as Hanuman Dhoka square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The name Hanuman-dhoka Durbar came from the statue of Hanuman established by the King Pratap Malla at the entrance of the royal palace in 1672 A.D. storeyed residence built by King Prithvi Narayan shah in 1770,is called Basantapur Durbar. Located at the heart of ancient city in Kathmandu it is srounding by both Hindu and Buddhist temples. Most of them are built as a Pagoda style. It is the home of living goddess Kumari.
Swayambhunath Temple Kathmandu Nepal is known as monkey Temple of Nepal. The swayambhunath stupa is the oldest stupa in world founded some 2000 years ago.It is worshiped by both Hindu and Buddhist religion. It has the perfect architecture and historical importance.
Pashupatinath Temple is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism. It is located on the bank of Bagmati River. This famous, sacred Hindu temple & cremation site on the riverbank was rebuilt in the 15th century. It is a sacred paradise for Hindus blessed by sadus or holy men roaming around the temples.
The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which was built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Beside the main stupa which was built in a Nepali Buddhist style, there are over 50 Tibetan monasteries around the area built by Tibetan agent and the large influx of Tibetan refugees over the years.