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Serene temples and mountain scenery
Pagodas, palaces, temples, shrines and minarets are among the skyline here, in the capital of Nepal. Similarly, there's a peppering of languages and dialects to be overheard (93 are spoken across the country). Kathmandu is where flashpackers, mountain climbers and seekers of enlightenment rub shoulders as they negotiate alleyways and market stalls under the flutterings of prayer flags.
One 'must' on your itinerary is the World Heritage-listed Durbar Square. Here you'll find 3 remaining squares of the city's finest traditional architecture and amid that, the former palace of the Malla Kings, Hanuman Dhoka. Another of the many things to do Kathmandu is visit the Boudha Stupa, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism.
When your appetite bites, you'll find a taste of home regardless of where you're from, thanks to the international tourist contingent. But don't miss out on the popular local dumplings, momos. When it comes to accommodation for your holiday in Kathmandu you'll find most accommodation in the neighbourhood of Thamel, with high-end properties on Durbar Marg. A note that Nepal's favourite festival is Dashain – usually held for 10 days in October.