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What to see in Nepal

Annapurna Region

The most popular trekking region in Nepal, the Annapurna region passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in…

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Bhaktapur

Lying just 22 miles (35km) east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, also known as the City of Devotees, was the capital of the Kathmandu…

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Durbar Square

Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square is the religious and social heart of Kathmandu's old city and…

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Mount Everest Region

Many trekkers and adventurous mountaineers are drawn to the sight and challenge of the highest mountain in the world…

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Pashupatinath Temple

One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath is one of the major temples devoted to Shiva (Pashupatinath)…

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Patan

One of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, Patan (officially called Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City) has a…

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Royal Chitwan National Park

Of the 14 national parks and reserves in Nepal, the Royal Chitwan National Park is the oldest and the most popular safari…

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Swayambhunath Stupa

The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu Stupa is adorned with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns…

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