Kathmandu - the capital of Nepal
Somewhere in Asia, very close to India and China is tiny Nepal, the largest city of which is the capital Kathmandu. The history of the main settlement of the country is more than two thousand years old. The Malla royal dynasty had the greatest influence on the development of the city. During her reign, most of the buildings were erected. All this happened during the period from the seventeenth to the eighteenth century. The capital of Nepal still retains the look of that era..
The townspeople are very fond of various festivities and all kinds of carnivals. Religion is very responsible here. An important part of the life of these people is sacred events and carnivals. The bulk of the beliefs are Hinduism and Buddhism. The capital of Nepal is rightfully considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country..
Also, the educational sphere is very developed in the city. Among the large number of educational institutions, the following are worth highlighting: Sanskrit College; Royal Academy; The Fine Arts Association; Tribhuvan University. Several excellent museums and large libraries function successfully in the city. Tourists visiting the capital can easily take an excursion to the National Museum of Nepal or the Numismatic Museum.
The city is home to a large number of architectural masterpieces. They are unique in their performance, therefore they attract a lot of tourists' attention..
One of the main temple complexes is called Pashupatinath. This shrine is dedicated to the goddess Shiva. It is never empty here, because every day thousands of pilgrims come here to worship. The main part of this temple complex is located on the western bank of the Bagmati River. Services and funeral ceremonies take place here. Not everyone can go inside - only Hindus, but tourists are not upset, because the temple is perfectly visible from the opposite bank.
Another unique temple center is called Swayambhunath. The main visitors to the shrine are Buddhists. The Monkey Temple, as the locals call it, was partially damaged. This happened after the terrible 2015 earthquake. The complex includes a large Buddhist stupa, as well as Tibetan monasteries located around. 365 steps lead up the mountain to the stupa. A large number of monkeys live in the thickets around the shrines. They easily make contact with the guests of Kathmandu.