Manjushree Park

Around the Kathmandu Valley

Manjushree Park is the result of a project to repair the damage created by a now-defunct cement factory, which scarred the landscape of Chobar Gorge, located 1km southeast of Chobar village. Note the boulder shaped like Ganesh on the roadside uphill from the park.

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1. Jal Binayak Temple

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Built in 1602, Jal Binayak Temple is one of the valley’s most important Ganesh shrines. There was quite some damage from the 2015 earthquake and…

2. Adinath Lokeshwar Temple


In the village of Chobar is (or was) the curious Adinath Lokeshwar Temple, originally built in the 15th century. The three-tiered Newari temple and its…

3. Tibetan Monastery

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This small Tibetan Buddhist monastery is across the road from the Tibetan-refugee Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre.

4. Nagar Mandap Sri Kirti Vihar

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At the bottom of the hill, follow the left fork of the main road around the base of the hill to this classic Thai-style wat (Buddhist monastery)…

5. Zoo

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Nepal’s only zoo is in southwestern Patan by the Jawalakhel roundabout. The animals live in better conditions than you might expect and there are always…

6. Chilanchu Vihara

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Built in 1515, this stately stupa crowns the hilltop. The harmika (square tower) above the dome was painted a rich blue, but it was removed for repairs…

7. Lohan Dehar

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From the main square, take a turn right, exiting at the southeast corner of the square to reach the 16th-century stone shikhara-style Lohan Dehar…

8. Main Square

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Ringed by the former residences of the royal family of Kirtipur, many showing some signs of earthquake damage, this square is now a popular hang-out for…