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Nepal is a country of South-Asia that is located in Himalayas. Nepal is among those countries which are blessed with highest mountains in the world making it an attractive place for mountain-climbers. Apart from this, there are several other reasons which appeal tourists to visit Nepal. Let’s have a look on the factors and reasons that answer the question why should one visit Nepal.
Natural beauty of Nepal is worth-seeing and it is hard to describe it in words. Its plain named Terai is always filled with wild birds and most amazingly you can find elephants, rhinos, crocodiles and lions in the forests of Terai.
Nepal is also among one of the countries having high mountains which add to the magnificence of Nepal. It is amazing to know that about 64% area of Nepal is covered with mountains including the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Many of the tourists just visit Nepal to see this beautiful peak.
People of Nepal are very friendly. They are known all over the world for their generosity and etiquettes and because of this fact the lavish hotels in the world prefer Nepali employees over others. There are a number of ethnic groups in Nepal having their own traditions and cultures. This makes Nepal an attractive and worth-visiting place for tourists.
Nepal’s food is another reason to visit it at least once. Its dishes have a rich South-Asian taste. Other edibles making it attractive for food lovers are lentils, pickles, organic meat, tomato sauces and much more. Another dish that has become identification of Nepal is Dhal Bhat which is not only a healthy food but also very cheap.
Nepal is recognized as an adventurous and exploratory place. Nepal has several exciting things to be offered to visitors including river rafting, elephant-back riding and most importantly trekking.
Nepal is considered as the best place for trekking all over the world. It has the world’s most stunning mountain sceneries. The most popular trekking destinations are in the regions of Annapurna and Everest.
Temples in Nepal
Nepal is also well-known for its marvelous and splendid temples giving spiritual feelings to the visitors. Most of the Hindu temples are located in Kathmandu valley. Some temples are also located on the tracks in high Himalayas.
The above reasons are good enough to stimulate tourists to visit Nepal at least once in their life time.
Patan is a city of Nepal where tourists can find many things to see. Located in Kathmandu Valley, this ancient city has rich culture and heritage. There are Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments to see along with other historical attractions. Some major attractions in Patan are as follows.
Patan Museum is situated in residential court in renowned Patan Darbar. This museum has a huge collection and treasure of objects and materials belonging to Buddhism and Hinduism. This museum was constructed in 1734 but unfortunately it underwent damages and thus experienced several renovations. Interiors of museum were also changed during restoration process and modern facilities were added as well. It was again opened for visitors in 1997.
The Central Zoo
This zoo attracts visitors due to having diversified variety of animals and birds. Here you can find more than 106 species of birds and 665 species of different animals. Zoo is also featured with a pond which was constructed in 17th century. You can enjoy boating here. Zoo also offers many interesting rides including that of elephant ride.
Patan Durbar Square
Durbar Square is a famous attraction in Patan and full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines. There are three courtyards or “Chowks” in this square named:
- Mul Chowk
- Sundari Chowk
- Keshav Narayan Chowk
The most prominent temple in Durbar Square is Krishna Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is a three storey building that has been made in Shikhara style. It also displays scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata. First floor of temple is featured with a statue of Lord Krishna. Golden temple is another temple near this square. It was built in 12th century and is quite popular among Buddhist. The building has three roofs having copper golden facades. You will also see two lions at the entrance of temple.
This temple is the most significant temple in Patan which is well known for its clay brick structure. Located at a short distance from Durbar square, this temple is featured with thousands of images of Lord Buddha. These images have been engraved in structure of temple. You will also find a terracotta structure here belonging to 14th century which is a masterpiece of Nepalese architecture.
These are some major places of interest in Patan. You must visit these places during your visit to Patan.