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Sacred Sites in Nepal

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Nepal profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Nepal.



  • Boudhanath Stupa
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    The largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.
  • Kumari Ghar
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Kumari Ghar is home to the Living Goddess, a specially chosen young girl believed to be the incarnation of Durga. The brick building is beautifully decorated with wood-carved reliefs.
  • Pashupatinath Temple
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    This important Hindu temple is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It lies along the sacred Bagmati River and is used for cremations.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Approached by a steep staircase, the atmospheric "Monkey Temple" is the oldest and most important Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu.
  • Lumbini
    Nepal
    One of four major Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Mahadevi Temple in Lumbini marks the site of the Buddha's miraculous birth.