Awaken Nepal

Kathmandu still in the list of world’s top tourist destinations


At this critical time, when country is hard-hit by earthquake and its aftershocks, there is still hope to rise again.

As the most of ancient houses and cultural heritages partial or full damanged by devastating earthquake, here is still some good news.

According to, the world’s largest travel site, Kathmandu, the capital city, is one of the best tourist destinations. And it has included in its ‘Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2015’ list.

Kathmandu is a home to many heritage monument sites had suffered loss due to the earthquakes, but still it has several things to offer to tourists.

Among the cities from 25 countries around the globe, Kathmandu has been listed in the 19th position.

The international travel-trade portal has portrayed Kathmandu as an buddha-stupaeimportant tourist destination with historic temples and monuments, fascinating villages, alluring hills and mountains and hiking routes in and around Kathmandu.

“Mingle with locals and animals amid Durbar Square’s monuments, or join mountain trekkers in bustling Thamel,” says the travel site, adding, “Explore shops for exquisite work by local artisans — carpets and paper prints are specialties.”

The portal has listed Marrakeh of Morocco, Siam Reap of Cambodia and Istanbul of Turkey as first, second and third best tourist destinations.