Bungamati And Khokana Village
Bungamati lies five kilometers south of Patan. A typical Buddhist Newar village is tightly clustered against a hilly riverside slope surrounded by terraced rice fields. A stone paved path leads to a gate guarded by two lions and the head of a third one.
Here is the powerful Shikara style Rato Machhendra Nath temple with heavy columns and beautiful supports at its lower part. It is the birthplace of Rato Machhendranath. As you walk the streets, you will find hundreds of masterful wood carvers and sculptors offering you excellently hand-crafted items at bargain prices. Most of them work from home and they may even offer you other articles for sale on the side.
The Bungamati Newari enjoys an incredibly rich culture which extends over the fields of language, writing, art, architecture. The people who live here have been practicing their skill or trade, which has been passed down for generations, for most of their lives and they always greet you with a smile.
Khokana is situated just north of Bungamati. About twenty minutes walk towards Karya binayak from Bungamati, is the village of Khokana. It is the famous for temple. It is a former Village Development Committee which has been merged with the neigbouring VDC’s of Bungamati, Chhampi, Dukuchhap and Sainbu to form the municipality of Karyabinayak in Lalitpur District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal.
The Newari who live here seek out a simple living off the land. Much of their daily activities take place outside of tIt is worthwhile to seek out one of the villages oil press, located in poorly lighted factories with medieval atmosphere. Khokana is one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu Nepal. The village was earlier, the origin of the precession of the chariot of Machindranath, one of the most important festivals of the Newari community. Bungmati and Khokana Village tour is the visting of local newari town.