Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. According to legend, the Kathmandu valley was created by the Buddhist bodhisattva Manjushri, who used his sword to burst the valley wall, draining the vast lake that filled the valley in prehistoric times. The city is still considered the gateway to the Nepal Himalayas and home to several World Heritage Sites: the Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu Valley in itself is a sacred place. It is God’s home, flaunting more temples than houses and more gods and goddesses than people.