18 Unique Things to Do and See in Kathmandu

Nepal, Kathmandu Guide (B): 18 Unique Things to Do and See in Kathmandu

Almost every tourist I talk to seems to hate Kathmandu. “It’s dusty, and noisy, and there’s nothing to do.” It’s the complaint I’ve heard a million times, followed by “One day is enough time there.” It seems like everyone goes to the same three or four places in Thamel and considers that the entire city. Each “to do list” online has the same suggestions. Go shopping in Thamel. See the Monkey Temple. Visit the famous Durbar Square. But Kathmandu has so much more to offer than cheap souvenirs and a few popular temples that are flooded with tourists.

I had to search high and low for places that were worth visiting. Being the capital of Nepal and the largest metropolitan area in the entire country with a population of 3 million, it seemed there must be so much more to this city than meets the eye. Turns out, I was right. Here are the places I visited and loved the most…

Ason Market is actually the oldest market in Kathmandu. It’s located right next to the very popular Durbar Square, making it an easy place to visit while checking out the major sites. While you can get tons of amazing things in this little market, the major items that tourists come to buy are teas and spices. A fellow traveler and I were on the hunt for the notoriously expensive saffron. It’s one of the best souveniers to bring home for friends or family who cook. You can get a small package for $5 or a giant bag for $20. The same size packages back home would run you between $20 and $100. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 18 Unique Things to Do and See in Kathmandu
Guide Location: Nepal » Kathmandu
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Narayanhity Palace Museum   Boudhanath Temple   Bliss Café   Taragoan Museum   Pashupatinath Temple   Club Paradise International   Freak Street   ZY Coffee   Garden of Dreams   Tranquility Spa   Kathmandu Sport Climbing Center   La Sherpa Farmer’s Market   National Museum of Nepal   Military Museum   Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple)   Amideva Buddha Park   Ratna Park   GymKhana Muay Thai   Kopan Monastery   Palace Street  
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
Read it on author's website: http://www.fulltimeexplorer.com/unique-kathmandu-nepal/