Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Art and Cultural Activities

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kathmandu is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kathmandu a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kathmandu.

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  • Bodnath Stupa

    #1 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Bodnath Stupa

    Tags: Religious Site, Tourist Center

    Address: Boudhanath (Boudha),Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

    They say there is no other place quite like Bodhnath. Easily, one of the most beautiful stupas and also one of the largest in Asia, Bodhnath reverberates surreal spiritualistic charm. Textbook perfect...Read more

  • Swayambhunath Temple

    #2 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Swayambhunath Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, View Point

    Address: Swayambhu,Kathmandu 44620,Nepal

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 am Details

    With a view that truly gets you closer to god, the Swayambhunath temple is the perfect place to get in touch with your spiritual self. A steep climb up the hill unveils a breathtaking panorama of Kath...Read more

  • Pashupatinath Temple

    #3 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Pashupatinath Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Pashupatinath Road, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An astonishing architectural beauty, the Pashupathinath temple attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath temple is located on th...Read more

  • Garden Of Dreams

    #4 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Garden Of Dreams

    Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Tridevi Sadak, 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden's design has much in common with formal European gardens: paved perimeter paths, ...Read more

  • The Crematoria

    #5 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    The Crematoria

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Timings: 04:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The crematorium at Pashupatinath temple is a solemn place where most Nepalese Hindus have their last rites. On the banks of Bagmati river, one can notice the varied funeral practices that are followed...Read more

  • Changu Narayan

    #6 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Changu Narayan

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Tourist Center

    Address: Changunarayan, Central Region, Nepal

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 am Details

    Nepal’s true gem, located 22 km from Kathmandu, the Changu Narayan temple is one of the oldest Vishnu shrines in the world. The temple is full of intricate carvings and paintings dating back to ...Read more

  • Kopan Monastery

    #7 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Kopan Monastery

    Tags: Walking Area, Statue, Monastery

    Address: Kopan, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Timings: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    They say, silence speaks a million words. At Kopan, silence cleanses your soul and Buddhist meditation rejuvenates your mind. The Kopan Monastery is a famous centre of learning Buddhism with meditatio...Read more

  • Kumari Chowk

    #8 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu
    Kumari Chowk

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    This un-imposing three storied red brick building at the junction of Basantpur and Durbar square is the focal point of any Nepali’s prayers and worship. The Kumari Ghar (Or Kumari chowk) houses ...Read more

  • Budhanilkantha

    #9 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Kathmandu

    Tags: Religious Site, Statue, Hill

    Address: Narayanthan, Kathmandu, Nepal


    Budhanilkantha is an area near Kathmandu that is known for its statue of sleeping Lord Vishnu. This place is not to be missed if you are interested in myths, legends and religious symbolism. It is car...Read more

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