Top Things to Kathman-DO!
Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital is a vibrant, bustling city, packed full of history, palaces and temples.
In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest and hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened. Centuries-old buildings and temples were destroyed and damaged in UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktaphur Durbar Square. Now in varying degrees of restoration, these sites are not simply monuments for tourists to visit, but essential places for public life: temples for worship and rest-houses for community gatherings.
Even after the devastating earthquake, this city and its environs offer an unrivalled collection of other-worldly temples, hidden backstreet shrines, sublime temple art and stunning mountain views.
The main problem is how to fit it all in! Click here for our suggestions for the best things to do and see from Kathmandu…