Slideshow: More of Kathmandu and Patan, Nepal

Kathmandu and Patan

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Kathmandu’s neighboring town of Lalitpur is home to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the residence of the former Patan royal family and one of its attractions is the Ancient Royal Palace where Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Meanwhile, around Kathmandu are other Nepal’s famous landmarks such as the Boudha Stupa, the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet and the largest Stupa in Nepal; and the the Swayambhunath Temple or Monkey Temple, one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable landmarks of Nepal, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.