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Bungmati (aka: Bungamati) is a small town in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, located 10 km south of the centre of Kathmandu. The village is known for the number of master woodcarvers and sculpture producers.

The ancient village came into existence as early in the 7th century. It used to be an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the rapid changes in lifestyle of the urban population and the globalized way of living, the Bungamati locals have remained largely untouched by modern life.

Get in[edit]

There is regular bus service from Patan's 1 Lagankhel bus station. The ride to Bungamati will take under an hour.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bungmati

Anything you want to see can be easily visited on foot.


Bhairav Temple located at Machhindra Bahal. Typical Newari dress, living style as well old cultural houses.

  • 1 Rato Machhendranath Temple. Hindu Temple, part-time home of the patron god of Patan
  • 2 Karya Binayak Temple (between Bungamati and Khokana). Hindu Temple dedicated to Ganesh (may be written as Karya Vinayak)
  • Bhairav of Bungmati.



This place is known for wooden handicrafts. Visit workshop, in the ground floor of almost each home and look for wooden handicrafts.




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