Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Kathmandu

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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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Kathmandu:

  1. Bodnath Stupa

    #1 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  2. Swayambhunath Temple

    #2 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Pashupatinath Temple

    #3 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. The Crematoria

    #4 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Kopan Monastery

    #5 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  6. Changu Narayan

    #6 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  7. Kumari Chowk

    #7 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  8. Budhanilkantha

    #8 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Budhanilkantha

    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

  9. Dakshinkali Temple

    #9 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Dakshinkali Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Forest

    Address: Bhimsen Marga, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This temple is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is one of the main temples of Nepal, dedicated to the goddess of Kali. Not for the faint hearted, this temple is known for its ...Read more

  10. Trishuli River

    #10 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Trishuli River

    Tags: Religious Site, River, Bridge, Adventure

    Address: Kathmandu , Nepal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    <Believed to have originated due to Lord Shiva’s trident, the Trishuli river is very well known for its rafting and other adventure sports.Easily accessible from both Pokhara and Kathmandu, a...Read more

  11. National Museum Of Nepal

    #11 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    National Museum Of Nepal

    Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum, Natural History Museum

    Address: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 10:30 am - 03:30 pm Details

    A popular tourist attraction in Nepal, the National museum is close to 100 years old. It is run by the government of Nepal and holds a huge collection of various weapons, pictures, art, paintings, mur...Read more

  12. Babar Mahal Revisited

    #12 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Babar Mahal Revisited

    Tags: Restaurant, Architecture

    Address: Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    A unique, charming recreational place that is a re-creation of the old Babar Mahal, this complex has shops, restaurants and other entertainment facilities in an old style setting. The old buildings of...Read more

  13. Seto Machhendranath Temple

    #13 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Seto Machhendranath Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Siddhidas Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    The Seto Machhendranath Temple is a pilgrimage spot to the Buddhists and the Hindus who revere the Avalokiteshwara and the rain-bringer Lord Shiva respectively. The temple was badly destroyed in the 2...Read more

  14. Bhandarkhal Jungle

    #14 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
    Bhandarkhal Jungle

    Tags: Temple, Outdoors, Forest, Trail

    Address: Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44621, Nepal

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Bhandarkhal Jungle in Kathmandu is a forested area in the middle of the town. Though small, the woods are perfect for those who are looking forward to escaping the city buzz. There are well-maintained...Read more

  15. Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (gumba)

    #15 of 17 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kathmandu
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    Tags: Monastery

    Address: Boudha Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    It is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located close to and facing the Great Stupa of Boudhanath. It is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists, making it one of the most holy places in Nepal. It is also ...Read more

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