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Tourist Attractions in Nepal

Nepal is one of the major Tourist spots of the world. It is home to 8 of the ten highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas attract tourist from across the world to Nepal. Nepal is a hot favorite among trekkers and mountaineers. For the less adventurous crowd there are many other tourist attractions in Nepal. Nepal is a place where you get heritage, culture, religion, art and architecture and adventure on the same salver.

Some of the major tourist sites in Nepal are:

Bouddhnath Stupa:
It is the largest Stupa in Asia. It is a fortress for Tibetan Lama Buddhism in Nepal. The white pagoda is 36 meters tall. It is sited on the ancient travel route between Bihar and Tibet. Historians believe that the Stupa was built in the fifth century, though there is no proof to such claims.

The Durbar Square:
It is one of the many heritage sites listed with the UNESCO. The square is the crucial point of social and religious activities in Nepal. There are numerous temples, statues, palaces and shrines built by the kings of Nepal. It is a major tourist hub. All the major tour packages of Nepal include this site. Some important monuments worth visiting here include the Kala Bhairav temple, the Taleju temple, the Kumari temple and the Jagannath temple.

Situated at an altitude of 2758 meters, Phulchowki is a major hiking spot. There is a Buddhist shrine on top of the hill.

Krishna Mandir:
A master work of architectural amalgamation, this temple is a must visit. The structural design of the temple is a splendid mix of Indian and Nepalese architecture. This temple of Lord Krishna is the only structure in Nepal with 21 spires. It is entirely made of stone. Krishna Mandir is one of the major tourist attractions in Nepal.

Nyatapola Temple:
This five storey Pagoda was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1702 AD. The temple stands on a platform consisting of five terraces. Each terrace has a pair of figures squatting on the top, namely two wrestlers, two lions, two elephants, two griffins and the tigress and the lioness commonly known as the baghini and shinghini. It is considered one of the tallest pagodas in south Asia.

Surya Vinayak:
An ideal picnic spot, the temple of Lord Ganesha has been built in a manner to catch the first rays of sunlight.

Mount Everest:
Majority of tourists come to Nepal to live their dream of seeing the Mount Everest and some of them more extreme, of climbing the mountain. It is a hub for trekkers, mountaineers and rock climbers.

Museums in Nepal:
Nepal is home to many museums and galleries that showcase the ancient art and architecture of the country. Bronze and brass museum, Natural history museum, National art gallery and the national museum are some of the must visits.

Wild life:
Nepal boasts some rare flora and fauna. It is home to many national parks including Rara national park, Chitwan national park, Sagamatha national park and Makalu Barun national park.

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