Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, is known as "Temple City" and "City of Light".
Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, is located in the Kathmandu Valley, at the confluence of the Bagmati River and Bishimati River. Kathmandu is surrounded by mountains. Kathmandu was built in 723, formerly known as Kantipur, meaning "City of Light". It is an ancient city with a history of more than 1,200 years. Kathmandu is about 1,400 meters above sea level and has a resident population of about 5 million. There are more than 2,700 temples in the city, known as "the Temple City". It is no exaggeration to say that Nepal is a shopping paradise. Nepal sells a wide range of bizarre souvenirs, mainly Chinese Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu religious instruments and ornaments, as well as local handicrafts. September to April is the best time to visit Kathmandu, which is the peak season for tourism. You shouldn't miss this mysterious city.