Nepal is known to be an ancient mountain kingdom whose palaces, temples and golden roofs reveal traditions that have remained unchanged for centuries. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout the ages, travelling to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and its capital, Kathmandu. Admire the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square - the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, the Mahadev Temple, the House of the Goddess Kumari, and Taleju Temple. Journey to nearby Patan, renowned for its collection of ancient temples, carvings and palaces, visit Patan Durbar Square, a generic name given to plazas and areas located opposite Nepal's old royal palaces. Expereince the local market scene in the Thamel area. Delve into the ancient Buddhist heritage of the City of Beauty and visit the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple, the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath.