25 Unique Things to Do in Kathmandu

Nepal, Kathmandu Guide (B): 25 Unique Things to Do 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. But Kathmandu has so much more to offer than cheap souvenirs and a few popular temples that are flooded with tourists. The list of things to do in Kathmandu is endless.

When I first arrived in Nepal, I had to search high and low for things to do in Kathmandu. 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.

The Narayanhiti Palace Museum was home to the royal family until a revolution took over the monarchy in 2006. I’m not sure what I was expecting to see in the palace, but I found this museum to be extremely interesting. Unlike every other palace I’ve been to, this one is very modern. It was built in the 1960’s and looks a bit like an episode of Mad Men inside. With its wood-paneled walls, marble tile flooring, and the smell of mothballs wafting off of old tiger skins that adorn the floor, it’s unlike any place I’ve ever been. The throne room appears to have been designed by an admirer of Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect. Everything seems a tad out of place for a royal palace, making it all the more fun to walk through. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 25 Unique Things to Do in Kathmandu
Guide Location: Nepal » Kathmandu
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Narayanhiti Palace Museum   Taragoan Museum   National Museum of Nepal   Nepalese Army Museum   Aviation Museum Nepal   Garden of Dreams   Ranibari Community Forest   Ratna Park   Boudhanath Stupa   Pashupatinath Temple   Swayambhunath Stupa   Amideva Buddha Park   Kathmandu Durbar Square   Patan Durbar Square   Bhaktapur Durbar Square   Ason Spice Market   Palace Street   Le Sherpa Farmer’s Market   Freak Street   ZY Coffee   Baber Mahal Revisted   Gokarna Golf Course   Club Paradise International   Kathmandu Sport Climbing Center   GymKhana Muay Thai   Tranquility Spa   Dynamic Singing Bowl Center   Chandragiri Cable Car   Kopan Monastery  
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
Read it on author's website: https://www.fulltimeexplorer.com/unique-kathmandu-nepal/