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Heritage Sites of Nepal

 

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. The tentative list includes--Bhurti Temples of Dailekh, Sinja Valley of Jumla, Medieval Town of Tansen Palpa, Ram Janaki Temple of Dhanusha, Nuwakot Palace of Nuwakot, Rishikesh area of Ruru Kshetra, Medieval Settlement of Kirtipur, Vajrayogini and early settlement of Sankhu, Medieval Mud City of Lo Manthang, Mustang, Khokana village and its traditional mustard oil-seed industry Lalitpur, Ramagrama, the relic stupa of Lord Buddha, Rupandehi, Medieval palace of Gorkha, Cave architecture of Muktinath Valley of Mustang, Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of ancient Shakya Kingdom Kapilvastu, Early medieval architectural area of Panauti Kavre.

The inventory, 'Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environmental and Cultural Heritage', published by HMG/UN/UNESCO in 1975 has recorded 888 monument sites of Kathmandu Valley. Similarly the 'National Heritage Inventory' published by IUCN/TU/DoA in 1995 has recorded 1262 sites all over the country.

Heritage sites of country in higher risk of extinction

World Heritage Sites of Nepal

 

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