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Kathmandu
Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, a gathering place of a dozen ethnic groups and one time of the most important points on the caravan routes between Tibet and India. Said to have been founded by king Gun Kamdev in 723 AD, of the more likely theories of how the city got its name is that it was named after Kastha-Mandap, a pagoda carved from the single tree. Sights to see are Pashupatinath Temple which stands on the banks of the River Bhaginiti, Swayambhunath Pagoda, the colossal Bodhnath and the King’s Palace with the giant bats hanging from the trees and bamboo.

Durbar Square, in the heart of Kathmandu, is home to over 50 stunning temples and shrines and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The most notable sites are Taleju Temple, of the oldest temples and an example of Newari architectural style, Kumari Palace, home of the living goddess, Saraswati Temple - the goddess of knowledge and learning and the Sweta Bhairab statue that is only on show in the work of the Indra Jatra festival.
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