Local Attraction

  • Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) is within a walkable distance from the conference venue.  The Krishna temple build in 1637 is located on the west side of Patan's Darbar square.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It is located within 6 km from the conference site. Takes about 20 min by Taxi.
  • Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city ~10 km from the conference site.  The Swayambhu complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period (ancient kingdom in Nepal, which existed in the Kathmandu Valley from approximately 400 to 750 CE).
  • Thamel is one of the famous local neighborhoods of Kathmandu within walkable distance (2 km) from the conference site. It is distinguished by its narrow alleys crowded with various shops: perfect place to buy souvenirs. There are many restaurants that serve traditional and continental cuisine (price are significantly higher than in other areas).
    It has a wide range of pubs, clubs and it is well-known for nightlife.
  • Chandragiri Hills (15 km from conference venue) lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley with an altitude of 2551 m. One can have wonderful views of whole Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest makes any one feel like seeing whole Nepal from this hill (http://www.chandragirihills.com/)