Trip Planner: Asia / Nepal / Central Region / Bagmati Zone / Kathmandu Valley / Kathmandu / Kashthamandap
The city of Kathmandu takes its name from Kashthamandap, a three-story temple that, before the earthquake in 2015, stood as a three-story temple featuring a statue of Gorakhnath, an important medieval Hindu monk. According to local legend, the pagoda dates its origins to the 12th century and a single tree provided all the necessary building materials. Before the earthquake destroyed the temple, it was noteworthy for portraying a full image of Gorakhnath, rather than just footprints that usually represent the monk. Kathmandu plans to reconstruct the pagoda along with the rest of Durbar Square--information remains scattered, though, so search the Internet for the latest details. Plan to see Kashthamandap and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kathmandu online trip builder .
In common with many of the ancient structures in the central square, this building was damaged in the earthquake in 2015, but in this case it was completely devastated. It is a particularly important ... more »
It was located at the entrance to Freak Street and is now just a pile of rubble and is fenced off and there is sadly nothing to see. Hopefully they will restore this wooden shelter from which the name... more »
Historical place/ world heritage site. Many temples. Great place for tourists and foreigners. Many places here amazing for photography. Many cultural celebrations and rituals throughout the year at this place and around.
It was made from wood completely. It has a great story. Even the name kathmandu is believed to have originated from it. It is in reconstruction phase as of now.
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