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  • Western

    Butwal

    Located at the foot of the Chure Pahad, in the fertile Terai flat-land of the Western Region of Nepal, the city of Butwal is home to a diverse mix of people from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, language groups and religions. The city is a mere 26 kilometers from the border between India and Nepal is an important commercial, industrial and agricultural center. The Tinahu River, ...

  • Western

    Tilaurakot

    Located in the Kapilvastu District, Lumbini Zone of the Western Region of Nepal, the village of Tilaurakot is most likely best known for being the site of the Tilaurakot ruins. It is believed the ruins are the remains of a stronghold of the Kapilvastu/Shakya Kingdom, established by Siddhartha Guatama Buddha’s father, Suddhodana. Excavations carried out in the year 2000 revealed that the ...

  • Culture

    Famous people

    Nepal is the birthplace of many notable individuals who have contributed or had an influence on either their country or on the world. Famous people from Nepal include religious icons, literary geniuses, mountaineers and political rulers. Among Nepal's most famous people are the Sherpas, collectively renowned for their great mountaineering skills. Another famous group are the Nepalese ...

  • Religious Sites

    Swayambhunath Temple

    If you enjoy looking to the mystical, magical and religious facets of other cultures, a trip to the Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal is an absolute must. This majestic temple is the oldest of all holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley and it is surrounded by an array of other sacred places of worship. Swayambhunath is also sometimes called the ‘monkey temple’ since numerous monkeys often swarm the ...

  • Religious Sites

    Mahaboudha Temple

    Patan is known as one of the three oldest Nepalese cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is within this city where many varieties of the traditional arts and crafts can be found such as the metal craft center which can be visited presenting a wonderful array of Nepal’s past and future. It also incorporates some of the most exquisite shrines, carvings and temples and in particular to the east ...

  • 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

    Kapilvastu Museum

    There is an array of magnificent museums situated all over the beautiful country of Nepal, each with their own beauty and distinction. In the case of the Kapilvastu Museum diversity also belongs within the Nepali museum, with its abundance of past history reserved in its mass collection of artifacts.