Places to see around Katmandu city:
Katmandu Durbar square: Katmandu Durbar square Pashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Katmandu Durbar square is old Royal palace which built in 12th century. The Durbar square provides you numerous temples, Kumari Bahal (House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood) and the old museum.
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are Linga images of Shiva a long with the statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in 879AD. However the present temple built by King Bhupatindra malla in 1697AD. A gold plated roof, silver doors and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the Pagoda construction. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering (Puja) worship to Shiva tile of lord of destruction. The Bagmati rivers follows close by and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds are there.
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Bouddhanath is among the largest Stupas in the south Asia and it has become focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white looms 36 meters overhead. The stupa is located at the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers have for many centuries. When refuges entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950 century many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many Gompas and little Tibet Nepal was born. This little Tibet stills the best places in the valley to observe Tibetan life style. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the fifth century. The Bouddhanath is the visual feast of the colorful Thangkas, Tibetan jewellery hand-woven carpets; mask and Khukuri (knives) are sold in surroundings stalls.
Swayambhunath: This stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal which is said to be almost two thousand years old. The four sides of the stupa is printed with the eyes of Lord Buddha so, it is also known as the watchful eyes of Buddha. Watching over Kathmandu valley form the temple is in itself a divine experience one can ever have.