Top Historical Places in Kathmandu

Are you looking to explore the history of Kathmandu through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Kathmandu including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Kathmandu. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Kathmandu ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Kathmandu, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Kathmandu for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Kathmandu with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Kopan Monastery

    Tags: Walking Area, Statue, Monastery

    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 meditation retreats that are quite famous amongst people of races and religions. In recent days, Kopan Monastery has also established itself as a popular recreational destination for Kathmandu residents and...Read more
  2. Budhanilkantha

    Tags: Religious Site, Statue, Hill

    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 carved from a single piece of stone and features Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of serpents. It is located at a short distance of 10 kilometres from Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill. It is ...Read more
  3. Narayanhiti Palace Museum

    Tags: Museum, Palace

    Narayanhiti is a walled palace that holds testimony of the most important political changes that transformed Nepal. Formerly the residence of King Gyanendra, it was soon converted into a people’s museum after he was asked to move out in 2007. Visitors get to experience the grandeur (or gaudiness, depending on your taste) of the throne and banquet halls and the royal bedrooms too. There ar...Read more
  4. Nasal Chowk Image
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    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

    Tucked in the famous Hanuman Dhoka, the Nasal Chowk was the coronation square of King Gyanendra. The courtyard is rectangular and at the entrance, you will find the intricately carved doorway leading to the enormous Narsimha Statue devouring the entrails of Hiranyakashipu. The Audience Chamber of the Malla Kings or the Sisha Baithak has an open veranda housing the portraits of Shah Kings and th...Read more