haktapur (Bhaktapur, is also called Bhadgaon and Khvopa) – an ancient Newar town to the east of Kathmandu, Nepal, which has a huge number of outstanding architectural monuments. With 78 000 thousand inhabitants is the third largest population and smallest of three royal cities of Kathmandu valley.
Bhaktapur is situated on the river Hanumante, and, just like Kathmandu, lies at the foot of Tibet, which could not but reflect on its history and features. The idea that this city is made up of distinctive landscape, pottery and traditional music with zhizneutvezhdayuschey. More than…
umbini (Sanskrit "favorite") – village in Nepal, Rupandehi district, on the border with India. Known for its temple complex, and as one of the places that claim to be called the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism (probably 563 BC. Edm-483 BC. E.), Resulting in a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. Not far from Lumbini was the city of Kapilavastu where the Buddha grew up to 29 years.
In 1896, Nepalese archaeologists found large stone pillar with inscriptions of King Asoka. Also preserved are records of Chinese pilgrims Fasyanya who helped identify…
athmandu (Kathmandau) – the capital and largest city of Nepal, its historical, economic, political and cultural center. Its population is about 950 thousand people.
Kathmandu valley height of about 1300m – mountain valley and the historical region of Nepal, the famous Newar towns of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, Panauti and numerous monasteries and temple centers and cultural monuments.
The appearance of the capital remained in XVII-XVIII centuries, when the Kathmandu Valley is actively built up during the reign of the Malla kings.
alitpur and Patan – the second largest city in Nepal (about 180 thousand people).
Lalitpur is located on the southern side of the Bagmati River from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, combining with the conglomerate. The main population – Newari. Patan is one of the most beautiful cities in the world because of the huge number of attractions. Therefore, the name of Lalitpur, formally adopted at the present time, means city of beauty.
No information was formed when the city of Patan, the story is known only episodes. According to legend there was also the Buddha…
ukla – a town in the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal, the transit point of tourists and mountaineers heading to Everest neighborhood. Lukla lies at an altitude of 2860 m to Lukla is no road, but there is a small airport.
At the initiative of Sherpas living in the surrounding villages, and other airports in the vicinity of Mount Everest (in particular Namche Bazar) are not used for mass tourism, and the main stream of tourists are walking from Lukla to Namche Bazaar (one day go with a recommended overnight), with Sherpa guides and porters are hired, and local residents include…
irtipur – Newar town in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, 5 km southeast of Kathmandu, with a population of about 50 thousand
The name of the town comes from Kirti (fame) and Pur (city).
The city was founded in the XII century as a suburb of Patan, but later became an independent city-state run by a family dynasty, Malla.
In 1768, King Prithvi Narayan Shah Gurkhas with the city began its incursion into the valley of Kathmandu. Residents of the city resisted stubbornly, but were unable to resist the powerful army. As punishment for the…