The pristine and holy temples around the Kathmandu Valley fascinate visitors with their extraordinary architecture and aura. The temples in the Kathmandu Valley are an artistical display of antiquity, sculptures and culture that is worth viewing.
Checkout the 5 most beautiful temples in the Kathmandu Valley, that you must visit on your trip to Nepal.
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Deemed to be one of the most sacred Hindu temples across the world – the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal is one among the 7 UNESCO sites in the Kathmandu Valley. The Pashupatinath Temple is not just one of the oldest and holiest Hindu shrines in Nepal, but also is an archaeological marvel. Located on the banks of Bagmati River towards the eastern peripheries of Kathmandu Valley, the temple is a wonder and one of the places you must visit on your trip to Nepal.
Boudha Stupa orBoudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu is one of the largest Buddha Stupa in the world. The monument is the most religious place for Buddhists and is visited by thousands of devotes each year. The Boudha Stupa is yet again a UNESCO World Heritage site and a prominent landmark in Kathmandu Valley. The white dome, the golden peak and the gleaming lights are sure to make you feel spiritual.
Another pristine and beautiful temple in the Kathmandu Valley also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Swayambhunath Temple. This fascinating temple is located above the city on a hilltop and has astonishing Buddhism and Hinduism iconography. The pathway to the Swayambhunath Temple is swarmed by monkeys – which is why the temple is also referred by the name “Monkey Temple”. It is also a great place to view the city from the crest.
Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple in the Kathmandu Valley celebrated as the most sacred shrine in Nepal among the worshipers of Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated at the lower edge of the Shivapuri hills in the northern part of Kathmandu Valley. The beautiful temple has intricate sculptures and the statue of Lord Vishnu dated back from the 5th century is worth a visit. The statue displays Lord Vishnu lounging on a bed of serpents in the middle of a pond. The granite sculpture carved out of a single rock is an architectural marvel.
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple
The Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir in Kathmandu Valley is located on the banks of the river Rangit and is visited by worshiper of Lord Shiva. The best time to visit Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir is in the month of December when the Bala Chaturdesi is observed. During the period – the temple is lit, and it is a major season of festivities. The Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir is also prominent as it has mythological connections with the Mahabharata.
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