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Travel Tips to Kathmandu (KTM)
Kathmandu’s tourist attractions - impressive places of wisdom
Kathmandu, the political and cultural capital of the Himalayan state Nepal, lies at an altitude of 1,356 metres above sea level. It covers a total of 50 square kilometres with outstanding mountainous landscapes, traditional shops selling local produce and a busy tourist area. One area is Durbar Square located in the centre, and is opened for trading at the large market. The old town is densely built up, with typical courtyard buildings and some of the largest and most beautiful Hindu temples found anywhere in the world. In addition, you will find Kathmandu Central Zoo, which is the only one of its kind in Nepal.
Swayambhunath Temple - a place of self-discovery
On a hill to the west of Kathmandu is the temple Swayambhunath, which overlooks the entire city. A staircase of 365 steps leads you to the building complex that has existed for more than 2,000 years. It stands as a symbol of the city and is a popular tourist destination. Inscriptions and images in stone and prayer columns illustrate its religious framework. The stupa, a building that symbolizes Buddha and his teachings, is particularly impressive because of its four walls with the painted eyes of Buddha looking in all directions. Incidentally, the building is also known as the "Monkey Temple" because many animals have settled there.
The Third Eye - experience traditional Nepalese cuisine
Located in the trendy tourist district of Thamel in Kathmandu is the Third Eye restaurant. It is a cosy dining space where "royal Indian" and Nepalese cuisines are served. The Dal-Bhat is a typical dish that is eaten while sitting on the floor in a relaxed atmosphere. Often there are mini concerts with Indian music to enhance the mood of the restaurant. Savour the exotic specialties when taking a flight to Kathmandu; especially the butter chicken masala – it is a treat!
Narayanhiti Palace Museum - the wonders of royalty
After the abolition of the monarchy in Kathmandu, the former royal palace was converted into a public museum in 2009. 19 of the 52 chambers are open to the public. The dining rooms, rooms for nationals of other countries and the royal living room leave a great impression on visitors due to their breath-taking embellishments of gemstones and sculptures. Secured behind the walls of the palace, the crown jewels are some of the most valuable objects in Nepal. The royal garden offers a great place of relaxation during a tour of the Palace Museum. Discover the amazing attractions of Nepal’s capital by booking your flights to Kathmandu with FlyDoha. Your adventures await!