Heritage Nepal Publications
Nepal, Kathmandu-4. Dhumbarahi
Tel.:No. 00977-1-4009019
Post Box No.12405

Welcome to Heritage Page of Nepal

Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. Most important, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them.

Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of old things. It is both tangible and intangible, in the sense that ideas and memories--of songs, recipes, language, dances, and many other elements of who we are and how we identify ourselves-are as important as historical buildings and archaeological sites.
Heritage is, or should be, the subject of active public reflection, debate, and discussion. What is worth saving? What can we, or should we, forget? What memories can we enjoy, regret, or learn from? Who owns "The Past" and who is entitled to speak for past generations? Active public discussion about material and intangible heritage--of individuals, groups, communities, and nations--is a valuable facet of public life in our multicultural world.
Heritage is a contemporary activity with far-reaching effects. It can be an element of far-sighted urban and regional planning. It can be the platform for political recognition, a medium for intercultural dialogue, a means of ethical reflection, and the potential basis for local economic development. It is simultaneously local and particular, global and shared. Heritage is an essential part of the present we live in--and of the future we will build.
Cultural heritage may be tangible and include archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, historic sites, monuments, graves, and culturally significant landscapes such as sacred places. It may also be intangible, as in language, oral histories, beliefs, practices, rituals, ceremonies, customs, traditions, music, dance, crafts, and other arts. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that public heritage preservation and interpretation can play a constructive role in the social evolution of nations, regions, and local communities.

Nepal is blessed with various astonishing and unique heritage sites, as it is one of the richest countries in terms of diverse culture, tradition and natural sites. The country holds considerably a high number of heritage sites recognized by UNESCO as the 'World Heritage Sites'. There are four World Heritage Sites in Nepal like Kathmandu valley, Lumbini, Chitawan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. The list includes both natural as well as cultural sites. Fifteen more heritage sites are included in the tentative list of the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

Our Vision: Achieve cultural preservation and peace through awareness.

Our Mission: Participation of the stakeholders for cultural preservation.

Our Goal: Stop the cultural encroachment and respect to social rituals.
Preserve the heritage from negligence, discriminations and extinction.
Keep the richness of the cultural identity for peace.

Theme: "Awareness for Preservation"


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