WORLD HERITAGE SITES
WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN NEPAL
Nepal houses most number of heritage sites in the world. Nepal with its amazing natural beauty, deep rooted cultural history and amazing landscapes deserves to be in the world heritage sites
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the ancient seat of Malla Rulers of Kathmandu Valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance. Similarly, it reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied palace, Kastamandap temple, Kumari Ghar, Kal Bhairabh and the museum inside the palace.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of monumental zones in Kathmandu Valley. Furthermore, the Durbar Square is the palace complex of the ancient Malla Rulers that once ruled the three separate territories inside the Kathmandu Valley. The 55-window palace, the Golden Gate, Nyatapola, Degutale are some of the historically and culturally important monuments in Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE
Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction in Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. Moreover, the palace complex of Malla rulers is home to well-preserved monuments of historical and cultural importance. Krishna Mandir, Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, the Royal Palace and Royal Bath are the masterpieces of medieval culture. Likewise, the palace complex is home to many ancient monuments dating back to many centuries.
Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in entire South Asia. Situated in Bouddha, a short drive from city center, the white mound looms 36 meters overhead. Believed to have been constructed in the 5th century, there are many monasteries around the Stupa. The area has been inhabited by people having faith in Buddhism. Similarly, Buddhist monks on maroon robes are seen circumbulating the Stupa with prayer wheels on their hands. Numerous small stupas are lies at the base.
Historians believe that the history of Swoyambhunath Stupa is as old as the history of the Kathmandu Valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu Valley was a big lake. Furthermore, when Manjushree cut a gorge and drained the water of the lake, a Stupa was built around the lotus that emitted brilliant light. There are numerous monasteries in and around the Swoyambhunath Stupa area. Furthermore, the area is a landmark in Kathmandu Valley as it provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley.
Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest temple complexes in South Asia. Similarly,the temple is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus throughout the world. As a result the area is popular among Hindus from different parts of country as well as from India. Located at the banks of holy Bagmati, the two-storied pagoda temple of Pashupatinath, houses the five-faced statue of Lord Shiva. Similarly, apart from the main shrine, there are numerous temples of different gods and goddesses in and around the Pashupatinath temple area.
CHANGU NARAYAN TEMPLE
The temple of Changu Narayan located atop a hill in Bhaktapur district is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. Changunarayan temple is one of the most ancient temple complexes in Nepal as it houses the inscription of Mandeva, the first historial King of Nepal. It makes some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal craft. Moreover,there are many statues and inscriptions in the temple area that are culturally and archaeologically important.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the fountain of World Peace. Lying in Western Nepal, Lumbini is an ancient town where old ruins of ancient city are well preserved. Furthermore, Lumbini is a holy place for Buddhists all over the world. Similarly, the Peace Garden and International Monastic Zone are the other attractions of Lumbini after the Mayadevi Temple, Puskarini Pond and the historic Ashok Pillar. There are different archaeological sites around Lumbini in the likes of Tilaurakot, Kudan, Ramagrama, Niglihawa and others.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is one of the most conservation areas in Nepal. Lying in Chitwan district along the Indian border. Chitwan National Park is home to rare one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Ghariyal Crocodile and different other species of flora and fauna. Furthermore,the park is home to more than 50 species of mammals, 525 species of birds and 55 species ofreptiles and amphibians. Similarly, the park consists of a diversity of eco-systems including the Churia hills and the stretched flood plains of the Rapti and Narayani River.
SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
The Sagarmatha National Park is Nepal’s most popular national park as it is home to world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest or Sagarmatha. Lying in the North Eastern part of Nepal, the park has several other prominent peaks most of which are over 6,000m. Furthermore, the park is full terrains, high mountain peaks, deep gorges and glaciers. Similarly, the park is home to different rare species in the likes of snow leopard, wolf, lynx, red panda and black bear. Likewise, the park is also home to beautiful Sherpa villages, historic monasteries and