Kathmandu Valley, containing at least 130 important monuments, is an important part of Nepal. Being the capital of the country, the city is the largest urban area with a twisted network of narrow lanes and streets. The valley located at the foothills of the Himalayas has favorable weather for tourists to visit and explore the valley.
Kathmandu is famously known for the myths and legends it holds about the origin and how it has shaped what it is now. Filled with ancient temples with tales for each one, Kathmandu has a lot of mysteries to be uncovered. The architectural heritage of the valley has evolved over the years of craftsmanship where each craftsmanship is influenced by Hindu and Buddhist religion. The Kathmandu valley was ruled by kings for almost 800 years. The different dynasties over 800 years have left a rich legacy in the form of culture and religion.
The valley comprises three historic cities – Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, each filled with beautiful monuments showcasing the Crafting and architectural skills of Newar artists. It now is home to seven sites making the valley a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. While, the four heritages are Pashupatinath, Changunarayan, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath. The valley will take you through a roller coaster ride of beautiful monuments, each with a history of its own.