Landmarks in Nepal

Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit

Nepal, Asia’s one of the most beautiful country is also culturally rich with many famous old historical architects (temples, palaces). There are many artistic landmarks in Nepal to explore. Some tourist attractions in the core of Kathmandu and Pokhara city are Royal Palace, Kasthamandap, Darbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Those landmarks are also popular with many years old history.

Beside Nature in Nepal, I’ve loved to explore artistic old architects here. So into this Nepal tour, I had visited Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Pokhara on October 23, 2014, and Swayambhunath and Kasthamandap temples in Kathmandu on October 25, 2014, just before my departure from Nepal. But I’ve missed the chance to enter inside Kathmandu Durbar Square as it was closed due to Tihar celebration.


Some Popular Artistic Landmarks in Nepal

Kasthamandap Temple

Kasthamandap Temple is such an Artistic Architect! One of the most beautiful wooden architectural designs in my eyes. This three-storied temple is one of the largest and famous pagodas in Kathmandu, Nepal. The place is known as Kasthamandap itself and after which Kathmandu was named. Normally I don’t like crowds. But I’ve loved that place and crowd a lot. The whole temple was decorated nicely, the city was in a festive mood celebrating Tihar with Rangoli colors and flowers in daytime. Many tourists were sitting on the outside stairs of the temple, busy with snapping. I’ve enjoyed the whole scenario and captured those moments with my Lumia. 🙂

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Kasthamandap Temple
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Kasthamandap Temple
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Kasthamandap Temple
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Colorful Marigold  Garlands for Sale
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Rangoli Colors

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is one the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas and 2000 years old historical artifact. Located in Kathmandu and also known as the Monkey Temple. This artistic, ancient and religious landmark is a must-visit spot for all tourists. From the entry, you got to cut ticket, for SAARC nations ticket price is less than others. The whole place is serene, you can enjoy the mountain views at the top of the hill of this temple.

It got 365 steps of the long stairway, but be careful while climbing up. I’ve liked many Shiny Stupas, Prayer Wheels (The mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel. People do recite orally that mantra while rolling those wheels) and the smell of  Diyas (lamps) from this temple. There are shops selling many antiques, cards, jewelry. You may sit here for sometimes or under the trees just down on the stairs to feel the holiness and calmness for the inner you.

Swayambhunath is also listed as Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Find More: Must-Visit Cultural World Heritage in Nepal

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Holy Monkeys around the Swayambhunath Temple
 
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Swayambhunath Stupa
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Swayambhunath Stupa
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Stairways at Swayambhunath
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Prayer Wheels
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Mountain views from the top at Swayambhunath
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Diyas at Swayambhunath
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Shop for Antiques at Swayambhunath

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

Gupteshwor Mahadev is South Asia’s attractive and longest cave, located in Pokhara, just opposite of Davis Falls. The outside artistic design of this cave and stairways are fabulous. Inside the cave, there is a temple to worship. For entrance, you have to buy tickets. The best part of this cave is the beautiful view of the Davis Falls inside the tunnel of the cave and for visiting that you have to get another ticket.

gupteshwor mahadev cave - Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
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Artistic Stairways at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
artistic gupteshwor mahadev cave - Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit
Artistic Stairways at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
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View of  Davis Falls inside the cave
Here all photos captured by me (©nafisa_habib) with my Lumia720.
 
In my next post will take you to celebrate Tihar Festival (Dipawali) in Pokhara. So Stay Tuned.
 
Speak your mind. Do you like visiting man-made landmarks? Which one have you visited recently?




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Nafisa Habib loves nature and often got fascinated by old beautiful architecture. Here she is with My Own Way To Travel to share her adventures on the road. To her nothing is so interesting than exploring new destinations around. And knowing a new culture and meeting new peoples on the road? Oh, yeah she just loves that too.
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