Sunset in Kathmandu - 5 Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful scenes one can imagine. During these moments, one can experience the beauty of sunset along with Kathmandu’s uniqueness. Nepal is home to one of the best places to watch the sunset. If you will visit Kathmandu, be ready with your cameras to capture the best sunset scenes one can ever imagine. Here are some places you can visit to experience the beauty of the sunset in Kathmandu.

Timings for Sunset in Kathmandu Across Various Seasons

Here are sunset timings across various seasons in Kathmandu,
  • Monsoon Season (June- September): Between 6.10 PM to 7.01 PM.
  • Winter Season ( December- February): Between 5.12 PM to 5.33 PM.
  • Spring Season (March- April): Between 6.13 PM to 6.23 PM.
  • Summer Season( May-August): Between 6.43 PM to 6.46 PM.

Best Places to View the Beautiful Sunset in Kathmandu

Sunrises and sunsets are the beautiful moments that bring a state of euphoria into the mind of any traveller. Here are some of the places to witness the beautiful sunset in Kathmandu: 

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square

The iconic Kathmandu Durbar Square
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The UNESCO world heritage site is one of the most iconic places in the country. The city of Kathmandu provides you with the opportunity to catch the sunset at the great durbar square. The temples and a wide variety of shops present the best viewing points. Even after the 2015 earthquake, reconstruction work has attracted several tourists.

2. The Boudhnath Stupa

The Boudhanath Stupa provides one of the best backgrounds to witness the sunset
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The architectural beauty of the temples in Nepal are of a different kind, these temples often stupefy the tourists with their beauty and tranquillity. The biggest stupa in the world, the Boudhnath Stupa provides the best platform to view the sunset in Kathmandu. The sunset with the stupa provides the best background for a traveller to click the pictures.

3. The Garden of Dreams

The Garden of Dreams is one of the best places to witness the sunset.
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This neoclassical garden is one of the main attractions of the city. Build by Kishore Narshing in 1920, this garden has magnificent pavilions, paths, and an amphitheatre. The pond present here draws many tourists and locals. The beauty of nature with the calmness of the sunset makes this place unique. If you are a nature lover, then this is the place you should visit if you are in Nepal. 

4. Hanuman Dhoka

The Hanuman Dhoka has the best architectural design in the country.
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The best thing about Nepal is its heritage. Most of the heritage sites consist of temples and monuments apart from the Himalayan Valley. The Hanuman Dhoka is one of the main attractions of the city of Kathmandu. It was the home of the Malla Kings and the Shah dynasty. It is located in the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, this place is unique it was constructed in the 16th century. Spread over an area of 5 acres, this place presents one of the best spots to witness the sunset in Kathmandu.

5. Kopan Monastery

The Kopan Monastery is the best place to witness the sunset peacefully.
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Located at the Kopan Hills, Kopan Monastery is one of the most beautiful places in Kathmandu. This is a Buddhist Monastery which is made of stunning architecture. It is a tourist attraction that draws people who are interested in Tibetian Mahayana Buddhism. This place presents unique architecture along with the best environment to experience the sunset. If you want to witness the best of Kathmandu’s heritage sites, then make sure that Kopan Monastery is in your “Must Visit List”. 

Kathmandu presents a variety of places to view the sunset, ranging from the Great Durbar square to Kopan Monastery, it is surely one of the best places on the planet to experience the sunset in Kathmandu.

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