Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of and the namesake of the . Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is a fast-growing spot catering to a wide range of holiday types and budgets.

Popular Destinations

is in Kathmandu and covers the backpacker area of Thamel, Swayambhu, Durbur Square, and Freak Street. Photo: TMLN123, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Boudhanath is 7 km east/northeast of Kathmandu. It is home to one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, built during the 5th century AD. Photo: Bijay chaurasia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

covers Ratna Park, the former palace and New Road, and is home to a number of luxury hotels and the embassy quarter. Photo: Anup Sadi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Aerodrome
is an international airport located in Kathmandu, Bagmati Pradesh, . is situated 4 km east of Kathmandu. Photo: Sicherlich, CC BY 3.0.

Hindu temple
The Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of , the capital of . is situated 3 km east of Kathmandu. Photo: Bineetojha, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Monument
, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine-storey, 61.88-metre-tall tower at the centre of Sundhara in Kathmandu. Photo: calflier001, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
Boudhanath is 7 km east/northeast of Kathmandu. It is home to one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, built during the 5th century AD. is situated 4½ km northeast of Kathmandu. Photo: Bijay chaurasia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Suburb
and West Kathmandu is in Kathmandu and covers the backpacker area of , Swayambhu, Durbur Square, and Freak Street. is situated 2 km northwest of Kathmandu. Photo: TMLN123, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Locality
Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. is situated 1½ km west of Kathmandu. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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