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Published October 5th 2014
Kathmandu is the heart of a beautiful country Nepal. This capital city can be seen as the lotus unfolded all its petals, because of its cultural diversity. Kathmandu has its own historical and religious significance, there are thousands of ancient possessions scattered all over the city along with the most prestigious shrine and surrounded by most equally culturally and historically diverse cities Lalitpur and Bhaktpur. With a reliability of facilities and services, Kathmandu comes at first choice when you think of dispensing our weekend on Nepal.
Although there are many things to do and examine, the most beautiful things that can be admired on this valley is ancient art. Although you should bear the hurdles of walking on dusty road, inhale the wired breath, more than these difficulties you will admire the beautiful pilgrims, ancient sculptors and authentic art that you've never seen before.
Thus to simplify your weekend we've collected those things that you shouldn't missed on Kathmandu
Wooden Craft: Woodwork has been part of traditional architecture of Nepal and wood carvings have graced monasteries, temples, palaces and residential homes since the twelfth century. In Kathmandu you can see magnificent wooden sculptors scattered all over the valley. The woodcarving has been a tradition and it has been transferring from generation to generation. Some master craft work can be admired on the pilgrims like Pashupati Nath, Darbar Square, ChaguNarayan, National Museum & Natapol pilgrim.
High quality wood carving craftsmanship of Kathmandu valley and other different part of Nepal, are reflected in variety of unique wooden décor which has equally beautify the gaze of this valley.
Metal Artworks: Likewise wood carving, metal crafts have been also the pride of Nepal. The artworks of master sculptors have made this city sparkling. The Buddha Nath Stupa, Soyambhu Nath, Hanuman Dhoka are some of the manifestation of metal artwork. However the artwork is not limited to these shrines, from every small alley to every road which you pass by, everywhere you can admire the sculptors and finest art of ancient Nepalese. With the history of 2000 years old figures of Buddha's Mother, Nepal always hit the top list in antique figurines and sculptors.
Contemporary Art: In Kathmandu, the canvas of artist speaks more than the peoples and painting reveals its beauty which words can't conclude. Having some finest art gallery, one can admire the beauty of Nepal in Canvases. If you missed to visit those galleries then you're considered as if you've not seen Kathmandu.
Shopping: Kathmandu is surrounded by the products grown from all over the Nepal. Especially the handmade products which are crafted by indigenous societies in this valley seem to be most unique and authentic. The cultural diversity can be admired on these handmade products also. From a small doll to large sculptors, everything is handmade. Pashmina, probably one of the finest raiment available in Nepal is popular among world. You can browse these products from street shop to online handmade craft shop. Shopping in Kathmandu is not that hard, it's fun to shop while examining new things.
If you've already dispensed your weekend on Kathmandu and missed these things or you've not visited Kathmandu yet, then this is your turn to examine its richness.