Kathmandu full day Sightseening
Day 01: start from 10:30 am to 16:30
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):
The original stupa was thought to exist 2000 years ago, but it is said that the current stupa was built after the 14th century. Swayambhunath means "the temple itself exists". Westerners often call it the "monkey temple" because there are many monkeys walking around. The worshippers spin prayer wheels and the monkeys playing around the stupa make this place very interesting and lively.
From the stupa you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Kathmandu Valley. Legend has it that the Kathmandu Valley was once a huge lake with a white glow of lotus blossoms in the middle. In the Buddhist version, the Bodhisattva Bojusattwa Majushree came from China, drained the water, and the lotus stopped to stay where the stupa is now. In the Indian version, Lord Krishna drained the lake.
On the east side of the stupa, there is a long staircase that climbs up the hillside. It has a beautiful pagoda-style temple dedicated to Our Lady of Harati. Shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities are lined side by side around the entire complex, illustrating the religious harmony that exists between them. Swayambhunath is a well-deserved World Heritage Site and one of your best tours on a day trip to Kathmandu
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
This is located in the heart of the city. Locals in Kathmandu call it Hanuman Dhoka, named after the monkey god Hanuman. At the main entrance of the palace, you can see the monkey god statue painted in red paint. Durbar Square is a world cultural heritage with a long history. Its design dates back to the 9th / 10th century of King Kingakama Dev. He is a true devotee of the goddess of terror Kali, and her main weapon is a sword-so the layout of the square is shaped like a sword.
The complex consists of a luxurious royal palace surrounded by many temples dedicated to different Hindu deities. It was the seat of the royal family until the 19th century. The palace is now used as a museum for tourists and a place where the king of Nepal was crowned. The last king was crowned here in 2001. Another special attraction on the square is the living goddess Kumari, a girl who has passed the strictest selection tests. She greeted her visitors from the balcony window, and the temple is believed to have been built from a tree called Kastamandap (originally Kathmandu). Temples in the surrounding area date from the 15th to 18th centuries. Today, as the Earth severely damaged the site in April 2015, we can see many recoveries taking place. Witnessing the Old Palace during a Kathmandu sightseeing tour is definitely absolutely safe.
The name means "the Lord of all things and the gods of the gods. It is a World Heritage Site, located east of Kathmandu, on the shore of the Holy Bagmati River. This temple was built in the 5th / 6th century, but it is now a temple Built in the 16th century. It is one of the most popular and important Shiva temples, and all Hindu devotees must visit the temple at least once in their lifetime.
During the Maha Shivaratri festival, devotees are everywhere in the temple, who worship Shilinga in the form of Shiva. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but can still admire the two-story pagoda-style temple from the east side of the river, and can see the pyr burr on the river bank. The platforms along the holy river in Bagmati are popular for ritual baths and cremation of dead Hindu corpses. It is an honor for Hindus to be cremated here, because it ensures the soul is at rest and away from the cycle of rebirth.
Boudhanath means "King of Wisdom" and is the largest stupa in the Asian subcontinent. All believers in Buddhism must visit it once in their lifetime. The stupa is believed to have been built in the 5th century because of twelve years of drought, so the king built the stupa in the hope that it would help restore water and do so with the help of dew drops. , Also known as dew stupa.
Nepal was once a transit point between Tibet and India-ancient times there was trade with Tibet. Businessmen who went to Tibet once stopped to say hello to the stupa and asked them to return home safely. This complex is often called mini-Tibet because many Tibetans live near stupas, reflecting the form of Tibetan Buddhism. There are many monasteries around Boudhanath-this is the center of learning and practicing Buddhism. Visitors should rotate the prayer wheel around the stupa clockwise, because it brings more happiness, unlimited merit and good luck. Historic Sites-Kathmandu day trip not to be missed.
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