Sights, Tourist Attractions, Travel Destinations
There are plenty of great sights in Nepal just waiting to be discovered. As you walk the streets of Kathmandu, you will discover artistic and cultural treasures just waiting to be snatched up in a photo or two. To be honest, no photo can adequately justify the extreme beauty of this beautiful country – you simply have to see Nepal's sights for yourself to understand why Nepal is attracting so much attention these days.
A plethora of delicate carvings, intricate metal work and brazenly bold art, meshed together by the quiet respectfulness of the people who live here, it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
When it comes to sightseeing, Kathmandu Valley is at the heart of it all. Not only can you view the beautiful blue peaks of the Himalayas from here, but you can enjoy visiting a few of the seven World Heritage Sites. All seven are man-made wonders which have withstood the ravages of time and provide silent testimony to the skill and intelligence of early man. Some of them are roughly 2500 years old! If you’re visiting Nepal, plan to spend a little time at each of these seven wonders. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, the Boudha Nath Stupa, the Pashupati Nath Temple and the Changu Narayan Temple. Each attraction is fairly large and features a variety of great temples, shrines or notable monuments that need to be explored so you should ensure that you have time to do so.
Besides the UNESCO World Heritages Sights of Nepal, you might also try visiting the many museums, art galleries and markets. There are a great many temples and shrines worth seeing too. Everywhere you go you will find color, beauty and intelligence – a true mark of the people as well as their artwork. Don’t miss out on Nepal’s colorful sights!