Swoyambhunath is one of the most popular attractions in Nepal. It is located almost 3 kms, west from Kathmandu City. The temple grounds are inhabited by monkeys and from here; there are spectacular views of Kathmandu and the valley below.
Durbar in Nepali means \"Palace\" and in Kathmandu and Patan as well as Bhaktapur, there are Durbar Squares in front of the old palaces.
Around the central Durbar Square are the old Royal Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), a number of interesting pagodas and Indian style temples (Sikhara), the House of Kumari (the living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (or wooden house which is the origin of the word Kathmandu) and many more things to see and do.
Patan is one of the major cities in Kathmandu Valley and is the oldest of the three. State ruled .You can visit Patan to have a look and study many beautiful and interesting arts and architecture and historic and cultural phenomena.
The city of Bhaktapur is just a 14 kms east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees and is a center of potter and intriguing masks.