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Kathmandu Valley

TheKathmanduValleylies in the crossroads of ancient civilizations ofAsia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindu and the Buddhist. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within this valley and the valley was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site in the year 1979.

The valley is surrounded by high mountain and Himalaya in the north and made up of 3 main cities, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur and many small villages covering an area of 220 square mile or almost the area ofSingapore.

Important monuments in the valley are 3 Durbar Squares or old palace squares in the 3 main cities, Swoyambhu Nath Buddhist temple or monkey hill, Boudha Nath Buddhist Stupa in Tibetan community area, Pashupati Hindu temple, Changu Narayan the oldest temple in the valley, Reclining Vishnu Hindu God in the pond in Buddanilkantha and Kirtipur hill top old city.

The main backpack tourist area in Kathmandu is Thamel.


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