The city of temples Kathmandu is a total blend of fume inducing traffic vehicles, cooing doves, wafts of incense from the temple, tune of om mane peme hum from the curio shops in the tourist junction. Never forget those street children and beggar who beg you for money. Kathmandu is indeed chaotic, fascinating, mesmerising as well as exhausting. If you are new to Kathmandu then you sure need to get some change of pace and find some peaceful area to serene your mind.
Its not like kii Kathmandu lacks serene spots to relax the mind. There are several places surrounding the Kathmandu area in which one can just relax free away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. There are several gardens, breezy hilltop temples and ancient towns which are quite popular in the capital city Kathmandu. Some of these sites have even been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites for their historical and cultural importance. Here are some lists which you can go through
For a peaceful and serene environment to remember come visit this Boudhanath Stupa area during the sunset. This is the time when the Tibetan monks perform their daily kora in their traditional dress. You’ll experience the true definition of spiritual peace since this place has it all. Some of the popular snack around this area is the Tsampa and Laphing which anyone shouldn’t miss while they are over here.
The Garden of Dreams
The Garden of Dreams is located just outside the tourist junction Thamel. It lies in the Tridevi Marga where there is the small entrance which leads to the most amazing experience inside the city. Just when you step inside you will discover a historical garden with green lawns, pond, palm trees and most important of them all the serene environment. This is indeed an awesome space during the evening. It is recommended to enjoy the peace with the tea from the Kaiser Cafe.
Swayambhunath Temple is one of the most popular and the holy figure of Nepal. Situated at the top of hill to the west of the capital Kathmandu, It is a buddhist temple which is also popularly known as the ‘monkey temple’. This temple is visible from all sides of the Kathmandu valley. Just near this temple is another temple which is a Hindu temple called Harati Devi temple and its presence signifies the charming combination of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. To reach the top of the temple you can either take a taxi or climb the 365 stairs which is believed to be self existed.