Kathmandu

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for lunchtime snacks or evening meals. Their three locations can be found opposite the Ambassador Hotel on Lazimpat; on the Maharajgunj, near the UNHCR and American Embassy; and in the Barryo Fiesta foodcourt next to Mike's Breakfast. One of the few expatriate-friendly restaurants with delivery. *'''Chez Caroline''' The place to be seen in Kathmandu, set in Babar Mahal revisited, just off the main Thapathali junction, near the old parliament building. Excellent French food and salads. 700-900


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24, 1999. After going to work with the World Commission on Dams at Cape Town, South Africa in August 1998, Saneeya met Luis P. Ferraz, the Brazilian geographer whom she interviewed for a project. Luis and Saneeya eventually married and moved to Kathmandu after she joined Panos South Asia as director in 2002 following a series of detailed long-distance interviews, emails and phone calls. birth_date birth_place Kathmandu


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living in Meekatharra, Western Australia where she was stationed with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Macartney-Snape trained for the upcoming expedition with demanding runs in the 40 degree heat of the surrounding bush and short, solo climbs on the large boulders around Meekatharra. thumb right Portrait of Jayasthiti Malla (r. 1382-1395) (File:Jayasthimalla Malla.jpg) This period reached a high point under the third Malla dynasty of Jayasthiti Malla (Jayasthitimalla) (r. 1382-1395), who united the valley and codified its laws, including the caste system. The early Malla period, a time of continuing trade and the reintroduction of Nepalese coinage, saw the steady growth of the small towns that became Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhadgaon. Royal pretenders in Patan and Bhadgaon struggled with their main rivals, the lords of Banepa in the east, relying on the populations of their towns as their power bases. The citizens of Bhadgaon viewed Devaladevi as the legitimate, independent queen. The betrothal in 1354 of her granddaughter to Jayasthitimalla, a man of obscure but apparently high birth, eventually led to the reunification of the land and a lessening of strife among the towns. After the death of Jayasthiti Malla's grandson Yaksha Malla in 1482, the Kathmandu Valley was divided up among his sons into three kingdoms of Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), Kathmandu (Kantipur) and Patan (Lalitpur). The rest of what we today call Nepal consisted of a fragmented patchwork of almost 50 independent states, stretching from Palpa (Palpa District) and Jumla (Jumla (town)) in the west to the semi-independent states of Banepa and Pharping, most of them minting their own coins and maintaining standing armies. Most notable Malla kings of this later era were: Pratap Malla of Kantipur, Siddhi Narasimha Malla of Lalitpur, and Bhupatindra Malla of Bhaktapur. thumb right Lhasa Airport in Gonggar County (File:Landing at Lhasa airport.jpg) The prefecture has a very large network of roads amounting to WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu


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Gwarko, Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal lat long directions Across from the B&B hospital - on Ring Road then 50m North-NE phone +977 984 1485045 tollfree fax hours price NRP375 per person, per night -includes breakfast checkin 14:00 checkout 10:00 content Clean 4 story home run by friendly, traditional Nepali Buddhist family. 8km SE of Thamel & 7km SW of the Airport. 15min walk to Durbar Square. 50m walk to bus stop taxis. Organic veggie lunch & dinner (NRP100). 24h Wi-Fi. Great views from roof & upper floors. * WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu


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Shreshta title Nepal in Maps page work Kathmandu valley pages 102–114 publisher Educational Publishing House location Kathmandu year 2005 first S.H An ancient canal once flowed from Nagarjuna hill through Balaju to Kathmandu; this canal is now extinct. Kathmandu and its valley are in the ''Deciduous Monsoon Forest Zone'' (altitude range of ), one of five vegetation zones defined for Nepal. The dominant tree species in this zone are oak, elm

Armington * * Nanjio, Bunyiu (1883). ''A Catalogue of the Chinese Translation of the Buddhist Pantheon''. Oxford at the Clarendon Press. * Shaha, Rishikesh (1992). ''Ancient and Medieval Nepal''. Manohar Publications, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-85425-69-6. *


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of national, Asian, and global influences. Nepali art is commonly divided into two areas: the idealistic traditional painting known as Paubhas in Nepal and perhaps more commonly known as Thangkas in Tibet, closely linked to the country's religious history and on the other hand the contemporary western-style painting, including nature-based compositions or abstract artwork based on Tantric elements and social themes of which painters in Nepal are well noted for. ref name "Museums


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and one of the holiest in the world. It is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. **'''Swayambhunath Stupa''' * '''Shivapuri Hill''' and the '''Bishnu Muhan''' (20km N of Kathmandu) is a small spring from where river Bishnumati originates. Stay for a night at the Shivapuri Heights Cottage. *'''Nagarkot''' (30 km E from Kathmandu, altitude: 2,000m) is just the place for a quick getaway from the bustling capital for some relaxation and outdoor activities. It's an ideal location to watch the sunrise, but plan on leaving early, as traffic jams can happen anywhere and at anytime. The last 5km of the trip is narrow, with ''lots'' of curves in the road. Car-sickness is a distinct possibility. The Club Himalaya Resort, located 3km outside of the village, has a great viewing point. *'''Dhulikhel''' (30 km SE of Kathmandu) is a village that offers a nice quiet setting to wander the streets and see the 'non-tourist' side of Nepali life. Dhulikhel Lodge Resort is a nice place for lunch and a view of the mountains. *'''Changunarayan''' (20km E of Kathmandu) is a small village and home to the ancient temple of Changu Narayan which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kathmandu Valley. *'''Panauti''' (32km SE of Kathmandu) is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, consisting of many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. *'''Kakani''' (30km SE of Kathmandu) is a settlement of 8,000 people famous for its strawberry farms. Further Away Commercial domestic flights are available to from Bhadrapur, Bhairawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Dhangarhi, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Pokhara, Simara, and Tumling Tar. Domestic flights take about an hour and cost USD100-175. The primary domestic airlines are air viva, Yeti, Nepal Airlines, and Buddha Air. Buddha Air has a reputation among local expatriates as the safest domestic airline. Flights are typically delayed more later in the day and therefore it is better to take an early morning flight. *'''Pokhara'''. (5–8 hours by bus, 40 minutes flight), is a pleasant little city on Phewa Lake. Many visitors use it as a hub for treks and adventure sports. The city is a popular destination for travelers and also features a bustling live music scene. Many daily 'tourist' buses depart 7am (be there at 6:30) from Jamal bus station, ticket 600NPR from driver, arrive Pokhara by 2pm, time varies depending on traffic. There are always seats available and you do not need to book beforehand at travel agents, who normally charge at least 700NPR. *'''Chitwan National Park''' is a popular place for safaris, complete with Elephant rides, rhino and tiger spotting, and jungle walks. *'''Khumbu''', located near Mount Everest, is a short flight from Kathmandu and offers snow capped peaks and yak caravans carrying goods over mountain passes from Tibet. WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu


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: blog.com.np 2006 12 16 time-for-music-and-masti-in-nepal-shake-your-bum Time for Music and Masti in Nepal: Shake Your Bum! Retrieved on June 23, 2011. On December 23, Jal released a video album ''Woh Lamhay'', which included music videos released by the band and remixes of the songs "Aadat" and "Lamhay" by Dr. Zeus, through the record label HOM Records. Jal - Woh Lamhay Retrieved on June 23, 2011<


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of national, Asian, and global influences. Nepali art is commonly divided into two areas: the idealistic traditional painting known as Paubhas in Nepal and perhaps more commonly known as Thangkas in Tibet, closely linked to the country's religious history and on the other hand the contemporary western-style painting, including nature-based compositions or abstract artwork based on Tantric elements and social themes of which painters in Nepal are well noted for. Internationally, the British-based charity, the Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre is involved with promoting arts in Kathmandu. WikiPedia:Kathmandu Dmoz:Regional Asia Nepal Localities Kathmandu Commons:Category:Kathmandu


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of national, Asian, and global influences. Nepali art is commonly divided into two areas: the idealistic traditional painting known as Paubhas in Nepal and perhaps more commonly known as Thangkas in Tibet, closely linked to the country's religious history and on the other hand the contemporary western-style painting, including nature-based compositions or abstract artwork based on Tantric elements and social themes of which painters in Nepal are well noted for. ref name "Museums

Kathmandu

'''Kathmandu''' ( and has a population density of 3000per km² and 17000 per km square in city.

The city stands at an elevation of approximately It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri (Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park), Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu (Kathmandu District), Lalitpur (Lalitpur District, Nepal), and Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur District)), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population.

Historically, the Kathmandu Valley and adjoining areas were known as Nepal Mandala. Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital when two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur, were established. Slusser, Mary (1982). ''Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley.'' Princeton University. ISBN 978-0-691-03128-6. Page vii. During the Rana (Rana dynasty) and Shah (Shah dynasty) eras, British historians called the valley itself "Nepal Proper". Today, Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, but also the headquarters of the Bagmati Zone and the Central Development Region of Nepal (Central Development Region, Nepal).

Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. It is also the hub of the country's economy (Economy of Nepal). It has the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in Nepal, and its economy is focused on tourism, which accounted for 3.8% of Nepal's GDP in 1995–96. Tourism in Kathmandu declined thereafter during a period of political unrest, but since then has improved. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top 10 travel destinations on the rise in the world by TripAdvisor, and ranked first in Asia. http: www.businessinsider.com tripadvisor-says-these-are-the-hot-new-destinations-for-travelers-2013-12

The city has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. There are people of other religious beliefs as well, giving Kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali (Nepali language) is the most commonly spoken language in the city. English (English Language) is understood by Kathmandu's educated residents.

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