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Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit

Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit

The land of Himalaya, Nepal is also culturally prosperous 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 famous with many years old history.

I’ve loved to explore some old artistic architects in Nepal. 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 missed the chance to enter Kathmandu Durbar Square as it old artistic due to Tihar celebration.

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. I usually don’t like crowds. But I’ve loved that place and crowd a lot. The whole temple decorated nicely, the city was in a festive mood celebrating Tihar with Rangoli colors and flowers in the 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. 🙂

Kasthamandap Temple
Kasthamandap Temple
Kasthamandap Temple Kathmandu
Artistic Kasthamandap Temple
Artistic Kasthamandap Temple
Kasthamandap Temple
Marigold Garlands outside of the Swayambhunath Temple
Colorful Marigold  Garlands for Sale
Rangoli Colors
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 that mantra orally while rolling those wheels) and the smell of  Diyas (lamps) from this temple. Famous 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 of the inner you.

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

Find More: UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Swayambhunath Temple
Holy Monkeys around the Swayambhunath Temple
 
Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu
Stupa of Swayambhunath 
Stairways at Swayambhunath
Stairways at Swayambhunath
Prayer Wheels at Swayambhunath
Prayer Wheels
Mountain views from the top of Swayambhunath
Mountain views from the top at Swayambhunath
Diyas at Swayambhunath
Diyas at Swayambhunath
Antiques to sell at Swayambhunath
Shop for Antiques at Swayambhunath

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

Gupteshwor Mahadev is South Asia’s beautiful 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
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Artistic Stairways at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara
Artistic Stairways at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Artistic Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Artistic Stairways at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Davis Falls from Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
View of  Davis Falls inside the cave

In my next post will take you to celebrate Tihar Festival (Dipawali) in Pokhara. So Stay Tuned.

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Artistic Landmarks in Nepal to Visit
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