Top 10 famous temples in Nepal

Top 10 famous temples in Nepal

Top 10 famous temples in Nepal

Nepal is one of the beautiful countries on the planet. This country is full of culture, tradition, and diversity. Nepal also has centuries ago temples and monuments that really show the past time and its importance. There are top 10 famous temples which are more popular in Nepal are listed below.

1. Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath is located in the hill that is 2km west of the main touristic destination that is Thamel. It offers amazing views of the city from its top. It is the holy place of the Buddhists Tantric in Nepal. It is also popular for monkey temple names. You will see monkeys crawling up the stone’s steps during your visits.

2. Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath is also a popular Buddhist destination in Nepal. It is situated in the central east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath is considered the holiest Tibetian Buddhist site which is outside Tibet. This area is also a hub of Tibetian life and culture, diversity in a country. You must visit this destination while visiting Kathmandu.

3. Changunarayan Temple

Changunarayan is the most fascinating temple renovated or erected by Mandela in 464 AD. This is the temple least visited by the tourists in terms of the heritage sites in Kathmandu. This is the ancient Hindu temple located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The two-story temple of Vishnu on the hill which is said to be one of the oldest temples in a country. This temple also represents a turning point in Nepali culture and architecture.

4. Budhanilkantha

Budhanilkantha is a holy place of Hindu religion in Nepal. It is also located on the northern edge of Kathmandu valley. In this place, you see the large stone of the Vishnu statue that is depicted lying on pool water surrounded by serpents. You can also combine this trip with a Shivapuri National park hiking further up to the hill.

5. Dakshinkali

The temple name is also Kali Temple located on the southern edge of the valley in Kathmandu. In this place, people also sacrifice the animal. Especially the animal chickens and goats are given in the name of “Bali”. But the temples in the most dedicated destination for the Hindu religion in Nepal.

6. Pashupatinath

This is the most fascinating holy destination of the Hindu religion. It is located in the bank of the holy river Bagmati. This runs through the Kathmandu which abuzz with the sadhus and Pilgrims. The Sadhus are also called Hindu holy men. In Pashupatinath thousands of worshipers used to visit on a daily basis for praying. Shivaratri is the main festival celebrated in Pashupatinath.

7. Manakamana

Manakamana is a Hindu temple located near the highway town of Kurintar. This place is in between the Trishuli river and Kathmandu and Pokhara. This place leads you to a long and scenic cable car that goes up to the Manakama Temple. This temple is also renovated after the massive earthquake of 2015. It still hampers the pilgrims around the world mostly from Nepal and India. The stunning ride like a plane ride with stunning views of lush jungles and landscapes.

8. Muktinath

This is the Buddhists and Hindu pilgrimage site situated at a deep in the Himalayas. It lies above the altitude of 3710m above the sea level. As well as most of the pilgrims and trekkers in the district of Mustang and Annapurna region of a country. You can see the Himalayas that frequently makes a trip to this region. Muktinath is the most fascinating destination for the number of tourists around the world.

9. The three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the cultural and traditional town bounded by the most interesting historical architecture. Inside Kathmandu valley, you can see the Durbar square such as Patan durbar square with lots of fine museums and arts. In the same way, Bhaktapur durbar square with traditional crafts bounded with open-air crafts is the most fantastic place to soak with a colorful atmosphere and local culture.

10. The Living Goddess

Nepal is a place that also has a living goddess so that you might be enough lucky to witness such things. The Newari people are the most dashing people who believed in the incarnation of goddess Taleju. Each of the old valley and kingdoms of the valley in Nepal has their own living goddess. The living goddess is also known as Kumari a pure girl.

The above mentioned are the most famous temples located in Nepal. You will see the most interesting temples to temples during your visits.

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