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Nepal sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

This small country is an important center of Asian spirituality. Travelers from all over the world visit Nepal in order to find enlightenment and peace of mind. Some of them are attracted by ideal conditions for meditation and sacred places, and some travelers come to Nepal to admire ancient pagodas and temples. The country is not deprived of natural landmarks – there are beautiful mountains and forests here, as well as excellent conditions for ecotourism and sports recreation.
Nepal is a poor country in terms of living standards, but this is a rich country when it comes to holidays. There are so many different celebrations …
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The territory of modern Nepal is one of the oldest cradles of civilization in the world. Buddhism appeared here yet during the prehistoric times. It had a major influence on the formation of the national culture. In the 8th century BC, the Kirata tribes started settling the territory of modern Nepal. First written records about the country date back to that period. Already in the 2nd century BC, many great Buddhist shrines were built in Nepal, and tourists can still see some of them.
In the 3rd century, the dominating Buddhist culture loses its popularity under the power of Hindu Licchavi tribes. The kingdom reached its peak in the 7th century during the reign of the Thakuri dynasty. Buddhism became the main religion during this period of time again. The next prosperity period for the kingdom started in the 15th century. Besides active construction of legendary temples and buildings, this was the period of development of crafts and agriculture. The last 500 years in the history of Nepal were connected with numerous wars, periods of isolation, and progressing stagnation in different aspects of life. However, because of limited connections with other countries, Nepal managed to maintain its cultural traditions and historic heritage. Copyright
Nepal is not the right destination for fans of five-star hotels and white beaches. There is even no sea here, but the country can offer something …
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The majority of tourists visit the ancient city of Lumbini that is considered the birthplace of Buddha. There are many ancient pagodas and temples, and everyone is welcome to enter them and meditate together with monks. The Maya Devi Temple is one of the most important landmarks in Lumbini. All visitors to the temple try to follow an important ritual – to attach a tiny gold leaf to the temple’s wall. There is also an ancient sal tree that grows in the territory of the temple. It is believed to be one of the oldest trees in the world. Not long ago, a vipassana meditation centre opened near the temple, so now everyone can master the art of meditation here.
Do you want to combine exploration of historic landmarks and admiration of nature’s beauty? The ancient city of Pokhara is ideal for that purpose. It never ceases to amaze its visitors with mesmerizing landscapes. There are several scenic mountains not far from the city, and mountain slopes are covered with beautiful forests. This region has become home to many rare animals such as Himalayan hedgehogs – watching these cute animals will certainly leave many pleasant emotions. There are many interesting hiking trails near the city. The majority of them start near Phewa Lake.
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Not far from the capital of Nepal, there is one more important destination for all tourists – the ancient city of Lalitpur that is famous for its archaeological landmarks. The city has one more interesting peculiarity – there are many artisan and jewelry workshops and souvenir shops that sell unique artworks created by local masters. Taking into consideration the fact that not many tourists visit Lalitpur, local prices are very affordable.
Is gastronomic tourism an essential part of any vacation for you? If yes, then don’t forget to visit Marpha, a small town that has got worldwide recognition thanks to its delicious apple cider. There is an old cider factory that is also the main landmark in the town. Attractive gift sets with the popular drink are a wonderful souvenir from Nepal. Consider trying homemade pies and other signature treats in the local café.
Traditions of Indian and Tibetan cuisines are predominant in Nepal. Chinese cuisine is the third most popular. In recent years, mostly thanks to …
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If you like event tourism, visit Nepal in October because this is the time for the annual Dashain Festival dedicated to goddess Kali. The grandiose Buddhist festival takes place in the Dakshinkali Temple that keeps the main statue of the goddess in the country. To honor the deity, local people organize many interesting and symbolic events that are very interesting to watch.
The easiest way to reach Nepal is from India. These countries have had warm and friendly relations for years. The countries have so well-developed connections that residents of India and Nepal freely cross the border between the countries on foot. Foreign guests can do the same but they need to go through the customs control. If you do not want to walk, then Indian airlines have regular flights to Nepal. The majority of them depart from Delhi airport.
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Maya Devi Temple

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
A large part of world-famous Buddhist shrines is located in Nepal. The legendary temple of Maya Devi is among them. This modest temple is the greatest Buddhist landmark. It was built in the place, where according to legend, Buddha was born. The story tells that Maya Devi was walking along the beautiful tree-lined grove, when her labor pains began. She bathed in a nearby pond and gave birth to a son under the Bodhi tree. The tree and the sacred pool can be seen in the vicinity of the temple.

Pilgrims and curious tourists will be able to stroll through the picturesque garden set on the site of the legendary groves. In the immediate vicinity of the temple, there is another prominent attraction, the Ashoka pillar. The area of Maya Devi Temple is very valuable from an archaeological point of … Read all

Annapurna Circuit

From the series “Best Extreme Places on Earth for Thrill Lovers”
In Nepal, there are attractive and incredibly dangerous recreational sites that will please the followers of the nerve kitzel. The long-distance trail under the name Annapurna Circuit is rich in the deadly dangerous obstacles. The Annapurna mountain, whose height is 8 091 meters, is considered one of the most dangerous mountains for ascent in the world. The length of the above mentioned trekking route is about 250 km; It stretches through the picturesque Vorgebirgsbezirke.

On average, you need at least three weeks to cross the hiking route. Every year, more than 20,000 tourists hike along the dangerous route that encounters many different obstacles. The ropeways bristling on the wind, the steep ascents on rock walls and the complicated descents, the regular stone falls and the rushing … Read all

Tilicho Lake

From the series “The Highest Mountain Lakes of the Planet”
In Nepal, among the inaccessible peaks of the Annapurna mountain massif is the picturesque Tilicho Lake. It is located at the height of 4 919 meters above sea level. The area of ​​the lake is not more than 5 q. Km The waters of the Tilicho glacier feed the lake. On its surface, one can often see ice blocks cut off from the glacier. For the sake of safety, the tourists can only walk on the north coast of the lake, as the avalanche danger is always on the southern shores.

On the north coast was built the small teahouse for the tourists, which is open in the high season. Many researchers and ordinary travelers prefer to spend a few days in this area. Their goal is one of the rarest and most interesting and most interesting of all - the Irbis. The researchers consider the track of the … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Nepal

According to scientists, humans lived in the area of modern Kathmandu already in 2,000 BC. We can learn more about the past of this region from numerous myths and legends. First mentions of Kathmandu in historic records date back to the 4th century when the Licchavis came to this land to establish their dynasty here. They became the rulers of the settlement. The first Buddhist monastery appeared in the area approximately at the same time. It got its name after the valley. The city of Kathmandu … Read more
Bhaktapur was founded in 889. This is the time when the first settlement appeared on the crossing of trading routes. These roots connected three countries, namely, Tibet, China, and India. Such a beneficial location was favorable for economic growth. The town was growing, and new architectural landmarks appeared in it. However, the period of the great 'Malla Kingdom' was the time when Bhaktapur became truly prosperous. This period is widely recognized as the golden age of Bhaktapur. The … Read more
At the end of the eighth century, in 796 to be precise, a small settlement called Anhil Vad Pattan was established in the Kathmandu Valley. According to a legend, Buddha and his student Ananda lived in this region. In 250 BC, Asoka, the legendary king of India, decided to settle on the Nepalese land for the period of his large military campaign, during which he had conquered many lands and converted local people to Buddhism. To mark the borders of his new kingdom, Asoka ordered to install … Read more

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