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Discover Kathmandu’s temples and culture

Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, situated in the Lazimpat neighbourhood, is conveniently located near businesses, diplomatic offices and the area’s top things to do. Tour the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa, marvel at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square’s historic palaces, and admire the intricate architecture of the many temples nearby. For shopping, dining and local nightlife, you can walk to Thamel, a popular tourist district. When your visit to Kathmandu is finished, ride our shuttle to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), just seven kilometres away.

Entertainment and culture:

  • Thamel (1.7 km)
    A must-see for visitors, this pedestrian-friendly district is a maze of restaurants, bars, boutiques, street vendors, souvenir stands and coffee shops waiting to be explored.
  • Hanuman Dhoka (2.3 km)
    As Nepal’s royal palace, Hanuman Dhoka is one of Kathmandu’s most visited attractions. Though damaged by earthquakes, the 10 gorgeous courtyards and royal museum within the palace complex are worth the trip.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square (13 km)
    This medieval city, now an open-air museum, is home to the Palace of 55 Windows, several temples and the intricately crafted Golden Gate.

Temples:

  • Pashupatinath Temple (3 km)
    This intriguing temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is dedicated to Shiva. While you're here, be sure to admire Nandi, the giant golden statue of Shiva’s bull.
  • Boudhanath Stupa (7 km)
    A UNESCO World Heritage site, this massive monument is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Visit at night when the shrine lights up the sky with fiery butter lamps.
  • Changu Narayan Temple (20 km)
    See the ornate statues, sculptures and carvings at Changu Narayan, a nearly 3,000-year-old Hindu temple. Many of the temple’s beautiful Vishnu statues date back to the fourth century.