Eat Pray Nepal Blog: September 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ratna Park - Kathmandu's version of New York's Central Park

View from middle

Ratna Park has gone a huge renovation as of last year. It is now much cleaner and worth visiting than in the past. Also in the past it used to be a free park while now there is an entry fee. It is quite reasonable price of Rs 20 if I remember right for locals. I only paid the fee to use their bathroom. After that I checked out the park. You can see some people enjoying the modest quietness and privacy of the park. It is hard to find anything like this in middle of Kathmandu unless you go to the Garden of Dreams in Thamel.

People sitting down enjoying the sun and talking

Pond in the middle of Ratnapark

The sign reads "It is prohibited to enter the Pond"

I didnt see any fish

Overall Ratna Park is a big upgrade the past and old version. However it is still not really a place to hangout with your friends or family. And definitely not a place to go for a swim in the pond. Would you enter the pond pictured above ? Leave your comments below.

Rating: 7 / 10