"an interesting valley full of ancient culture and traditions in the midst of modern civilizations"
Kathmandu and its scenic valley located within central Himalaya of Nepal, consists of three major cities besides Kathmandu the capitol and commercial hub of Nepal with Patan / Lalitpur towards south and Bhaktapur in the east suburb of the valley.
History and geography has proven that Kathmandu valley once a large lake before 2,600 years where Saint Manjushree from Tibet and China visited and cut with a sword the southern rim of the lake to drain mass flow of waters, making the valley fertile and suitable for human settlement which now stands an interesting, busy and colorful Kathmandu city with its satellite cities Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
Kathmandu and its other two cities full of world heritage sites where you can marvel its great beauty of ancient temples, monasteries with stupas of Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath of intricate carvings and unique architecture of pagoda roof top, as Kathmandu valley is the origin of pagoda style where a genius artist Arniko visited China in the days of Kublai Khan and flourished the pagoda all over Asia.
Kathmandu valley although a metropolitan cities but still retains its ancient culture, traditional way of life with hundreds of religious and heritage festivals, the only place where Hindu and Buddhism blends in perfect harmony.
A place full of interest where one tour for a day to a week or more around exciting and interesting holy and historical sites of old Durbar (Royal courtyard) with house of 'Living Goddess' known as Kumari.
three cities built around 5th to 9th centaury from Lichiva period to Malla dynasty taken over by present Shah Monarch till last few decades.
Places to visit around Kathmandu valley the old Durbar square, Syambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years old, Bouddhanath Stupa (Little Tibet) Pashupatinath the holy Hindu temple and many other interesting world heritage sites with Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur the medieval period city with amazing artifacts and unique cultures.