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Historical Places in Nepal

The history and culture of Nepal make it a great place to travel to and explore. Some of the best historical places in Nepal are listed here.

List of Historical Sites in Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square –  Temples, palaces, and courtyards dating back to the 12th century can be found in the centre of Kathmandu at the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Several temples and palaces, notably the 55-Window Palace, can be seen in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pashupatinath Temple – Pashupatinath is one of the holiest Hindu locations in the world, and its temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu is a major Hindu pilgrimage destination.

Swayambhunath Stupa – Located on a mountaintop above Kathmandu, the Swayambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist stupa also known as the Monkey Temple.

Boudhanath Stupa – The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lumbini – In the southwestern part of Nepal sits the city of Lumbini, the place of birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the man widely regarded as the creator of Buddhism.

Changu Narayan Temple – Among the oldest temples in Nepal is Changu Narayan, a Hindu temple devoted to the god Vishnu that can be found close to the historic city of Bhaktapur.

Patan Durbar Square – Temples, palaces, and courtyards from the 16th century can be seen in Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kirtipur – Southwest of Kathmandu, on a hill, sits the old town of Kirtipur, which played a significant role in the Nepalese fight for independence and is famed for its ancient architecture and temples.

Janakpur – Janakpur is a holy city for Hindus and the spot where Sita, Lord Rama’s wife from the Ramayana, was born. It is located in Nepal’s southern Terai area.

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