Rani Pokhari and Clock Tower
temple of Sweta Machchhendranath is situated at Machchhendra Bahal
between Indra Chowk and Asan. It is a pagoda of considerable artistic
beauty. Also called as Janmadyo or Machchhendra the deity.
three storey temple in the main market avenue, called Indra Chowk,
the image of Akash Bhairav is displayed outside for a week during
Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra - the God of Rain.
of Kumari (Kumari Ghar)
temple or the residence of Living goddess, Kumari, is situated in
the vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The building has profusely
carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari- the living Goddess,
acknowledges the greetings from her balcony window. Photography is
near the temple of Kumari, it is said to have been built by King
Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is
said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The city of Kathmandu
derives its name from this temple.
minutes from Kasthmandap the Shiva Temple of Jaishi Dewal is famous for
its erotic carvings. It is still one of the main routes of the chariot
festival of Indra Jatra, Gai Jatra and other festivals.
huge green field, flanks one entire side of the old city Tundikhei.
Some of the important landmarks of Kathmandu valley are located in the
periphery of this area. At the south western end of Tundikhel is
a 59.29m. tower built by Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa in 1832 A.D. known
as Dharahara (or Bhimsen Stambha). Sundhara-fountains with golden water
spouts is situated at the foot of this great tower also belonging to the
same period. The
Dharahara tower was destroyed by a powerful quake in 2015.
Memorial (Sahid) Gate
is located between Bhimsen Stambha and Bhadrakali temple. The memorial
arch contains the statue of the late King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah and
the busts of four martyrs.
the eastern edge of the Tundikhel, near Shahid Gate stands the temple of
Goddess Bhadrakali. This temple is also known as Lumarhi Temple and is
one of the main "Shakta" temples of Kathmandu city.
grand imposing palace built on the neo-classical style. Singha Durbar was
the private residence of Rana Prime Ministers. Now it is the Secretariat
of His Majesty's Government of Nepal.
is the present Royal Palace. A famous historic water spout called Narayanhity,
is situated at the southern corner of the Palace.
inside the premises of Ministry of Education, Kaisar library is a great
centre of rare and valuable books and manuscripts. It is open for the public
except Saturdays and other government holidays.
about five kilometers North-west of Kathmandu, Balaju Garden features fountains
with 22 crocodile headed water spout dating from the mid eighteenth century.
There is also a swimming pool inside the park.
and half kilometers west of Kathmandu, the National Museum has a splendid
collection of weapons, artifacts from ancient, medieval and modern Nepal.
Its archaeological and historical displays are worth seeing. The museum
is open everyday except Tuesday and government holidays.
three kilometers west of Kathmandu city behind the famous Swoyambhunath
hillock this museum has a unique collection of butterflies, fish, reptiles,
birds, mammals, plants and a variety of fossils collected within the country.
Photography inside the museum is prohibited.
in between Ratna Park and Jamal. This historical pond has been built
by Pratap Malla to sympathize his beloved wife who was deeply shocked by
the death of his son. The pond is opened for public only at the last day
of Tihar - "Bhai Tika". Those who doesn't have any brothers or sisters
visit Rani Pokhari to pay homage to Lord Shiva on that day.
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