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  • Regions

    Central

    As one of the five development regions of Nepal, the Central (Madhyamanchal) Region incorporates the city of Kathmandu, which is the capital of both the region and the country. Kathmandu, and the beautiful Kathmandu Valley are among Nepal's most popular tourist destinations, with many tours and trekking routes into the surrounding area starting from the city. Kathmandu is also an important ...

  • Central

    Bhaktapur

    Bhaktapur or 'the City of Devotees' is situated at an altitude of 1.401 m and covers and area of about four square miles. This small city still retains the medieval charm and visitors are treated with numerous natural wonders. The ancient glory of the Malla rulers reflects in the Durbar Square and pottery and weaving are their traditional industries. The city is situated a mere 14 km east ...

  • Central

    Nagarkot

    If you want to be blown away by some of the most stunning and most memorable sunsets in the world, then head for Nagarkot. Situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu and rising to an elevation of 2099 meters above sea level, Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spots in the Bhaktapur region. Visitors to the surrounding areas often travel here just to get a glimpse of the Himalayas bathed in ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    The magnificent architecture of Nepal is a form of art which truly captures the culture and essence of Nepal. Traditional Nepalese architecture attracts both tourists and scholars to this amazing country. The fascinating historical buildings and unique Nepalese architectural designs inspire much awe. Particularly popular is Bhaktapur where tourists can explore numerous outstanding Nepalese ...

  • Regions

    Cities

    Nepal, bordered by India and Tibet, is a fascinating country with a rich cultural, religious and historical heritage. Boasting a stunning, varied landscape which features an exquisite silhouette of the Himalayas, tourists are drawn to Nepal because of its unique natural wonders as well as its religious pilgrimages. Not only does Nepal enjoy natural splendor, but it also has a number of ...

  • Religious Sites

    Nyatapola Temple

    Bhaktapur is one of the three cities found in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal not far from the capital city of Kathmandu. The name Bhaktapur means "City of devotees". Today this ancient, medieval city, from the fifteenth century, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which records buildings that are of cultural and natural value universally.

  • Airports

    Tribhuvan

    Kathmandu is the largest city in Nepal and is situated along the Bagmati River. This vibrant ‘tri-city’ is made up of a population exceeding well over 1.5 million inhabitants. Just 5.56 kilometres away from Kathmandu, you will find the only international airport in Nepal.

  • Museums

    Pujarimath Museum

    The Pujarimath Museum or 'Pujari Math', as it is more commonly called, was built by Yaksha Malla, a King in the fifteenth century. Yaksha Malla establish many temples and palaces during his lifetime, including the fortress palace of Bhaktapur.

  • Museums

    National Woodworking Museum

    The ancient Pujari Math building was built during the 15th century by the Malla King known as ‘Yaksha Malla’ and it is only till recently that this intricate building was restored to its former glory. Nonetheless, like in most cases, the building is said to have been the home of a Hindu priest. This ancient structure, however, houses one of the most well known National Woodworking Museums. ...

  • Museums

    Bronze and Brass Museum

    Standing opposite the National Woodworking Museum of Nepal, which lies within the Pujari Math in Tachapal Tole in Bhaktapur, lies the beautiful Bronze and Brass Museum. This fine Nepali museum is housed within an ancient building, dating back to the 15th century.