UNESCO Historic sites

Kathmandu Durbar Square | Patan Durbar Square | Bhaktapur Durbar Square | Swayambhu | Boudhanath | Pashupatinath | Changu Narayan
Whether you have a few hours, and extra day or two, or want to spend an extended time exploring the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, the Kathmandu valley is full of seemingly endless monuments, Stupas, temples and squares. Earthbound Expeditions has organized tours to the various UNESCO Heritage Sites within the city of Kathmandu, and around the valley. Visit Durbar Square, which translates to “palace square” in Kathmandu, where you will see The house of the Living Goddess, and the ferocious Kaal Bhairab! It is also worth the time to visit Durbar Squares in Patan, and Bhaktapur and learn about the great rivalry between the three palaces that ultimately resulted in Kathmandu becoming the capital. Though forever changed by the recent earthquakes, much was left unharmed,
Other highlights include Swayambhunath, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley, famously known as the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, Pashupatinath the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal, and Changu Narayan often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
All the squares surrounding these sites are teeming with colorful life. Vendors sell fruit, vegetables, curios, flutes, and other crafts. Have lunch overlooking one of the squares, where during festivals you are rewarded with parades of locals banging playing flutes, drums, cymbals, dancing, singing and chanting. For an extended culture tour we can arrange visits to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Chitwan, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger.

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