Kirtipur was listed as a UNESCO tentative world Heritage site in 2008. Kirtipur कीर्तिपुर in Nepali language and Kipu (किपू) in local Newari language is a Typical Newari settlement in Kathmandu valley. It is located at the bank of Bagmati river, south of Kathmandu. Kirtipur offers an amazing live Newari culture and uniqueness of Nepali life hood. This could be the best view point to see the splendid Himalaya from the valley and downtown. The Newari town still have brick-paved streets and brick houses with tiled roofs. The biggest university is located at the entrance gate of Kirtipur town. The other attractions are the Chilancho Stupa, the Bagh Bhairav temple, Uma Maheshwor temple, Adinath temple, Kirti Bihar, Chovar gorge and a nature hike to Champadevi. Recently the municipality constructing a warriors memorial park to the north east of the town which will have many memorial icons from the history.
Kirtipur is considered as an open museum as live cultures are scattered around in an open place. While you are walking around town, you will be encountered with senior personas club at a Pati (public place to sit down and talk or etc.) with chit chat, playing or smoking hookah and little further ahead you may encounter a lady messaging a baby or taking a bath in an open place. Likewise, there is a restaurant where you can see live how Newar make bitten rice, local wine or other local recipes. And if you walk a bit further, you may see people working in a farm land with seasonal crop or vegetable.
Kirtipur also offers a Tourist Standard Hotels and homestay experiences around the town. Kirtipur is the only which is free of dust and smoke in Kathmandu valley. This could be an ideal place to yoga practices and to see the local culture and tradition of Nepal.