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Kathmandu Valley
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 300 BC c.
Date of Inscription: 1979, 2006
Location: Asia, Nepal, Kathmandu Valley
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Description: Kathmandu Valley’s cultural heritage is demonstrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which exhibit the full variety of historic and artistic achievements. These seven are composed of the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Swayambhu and Bauddhanath Buddhist stupas, and the Pashupati and Changu Narayan Hindu temples. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The Kathmandu Valley (Nepal Bhasa:नेपाः स्वनिगः), located in the Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus and the Buddhists. The valley is made up of Kathmandu District, Lalitpur District and Bhaktapur District. The valley consists of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Submetropolitan City, Bhaktapur municipality, Kirtipur Municipality, Thimi Municipality and several villages which present a high style of Newar art and architecture. The valley is a cultural and political hub of Nepal. Mixed with all the other cultures, many of whom have recently arrived from different parts of Nepal, Newar culture still exist very vibrantly. Kathmandu valley was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1979. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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