Do you want to have an amazing experience with a traditional activity? At Withlocals, locals are willing to offer you some special activities! Think about bargaining master classes or making your own tribe clothes. However, you should not miss the traditional Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is the center of Kathmandu. It is a great place to see the locals doing their daily activities and to shop for some typical Nepali souvenirs. At thie Durbar Square you can also see the Hanuman Dhoka Museum and the House of Kumari, which is the living Goddess. This young girl is considered as the incarnation of the goddess Taleju. After her first menstruation, it is believed that the goddess vacates her body, and they will select a new girl. Below you can read the information about the three famous temples in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu has three absolutely stunning stupa’s. Visiting these stupa’s definitely have to be on your bucket list when visiting Nepal.
Boudhanath stupa: This is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. You can see lots of locals and monks who are walking clockwise around the temple. It is approximately 150 meter.
Swayambhunath stupa: Also called the Monkey Temple, because there are lots of holy monkeys who are living at the temple complex. You can find this Buddhist temple at the top of a hill in the city center. The 365 steps will bring you to the top and will give you a spectacular view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple: This is one of the most important Hindu temples of Lord Shiva. It is located near the Bagmati River, 20 minutes from the city center in Kathmandu. It is a cremation place for Hindu’s which is still in use nowadays. With a surrounding with small temples and lots of monkeys, this is an absolutely must-see!
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