Amazing facts about Nepal
Learn some awesome facts about Nepal.
The flag of Nepal is not rectangular or square in shape and it’s called a double-pennon flag.
This is Mount Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world in Nepal.
And Nepal also has the world’s deepest river gorge, which is the Kali Gandaki gorge.
This Kali Gandaki river is also famous for shaligram fossils.
This place is Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Lumbini is in western Nepal, which today is a major pilgrimage site for the millions of Buddhists around the world.
Nepal doesn’t have an Independence Day. Do you know why? Because it has always been an independent country. It was never colonized.
Kathmandu has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. There are seven cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites inside the Katmandu Valley.
The sport elephant polo originated in Nepal. It’s a kind of polo played while riding elephants.
Eight of the 10 tallest mountains in the world lie in Nepal.
Unlike most other countries in the world, the weekend holiday in Nepal is Saturday.
It’s not Friday and Saturday like in the Middle Eastern countries
and it’s not Saturday and Sunday like in Europe and America,
but it’s only Saturday – just one day.
Nepal is the only country in the world that follows the Bikram Era calendar.
It’s 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
When the people around the world celebrate 2021 New Year’s Day,
people in Nepal celebrate 2078 New Year’s Day.
The world-famous Gurkha soldiers known for their bravery are from Nepal.
The word Gurkha is actually derived from the word Gorkha, which is a district in Nepal where most Gurkha soldiers come from.
The yeti, the mysterious abominable snowman, lives in the Himalayas of Nepal, or so the legend goes.
Even Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest in 1953.
In no other country in the world will you find a hotel at 13,000ft above sea level.
Hotel Everest View in Nepal is the highest placed hotel in the world.
Namaste is the way people greet in Nepal.
No hugs, no handshakes. Just join your palms together and say Namaste.
That’s how they’ve been greeting each other for centuries.
What health-conscious people these Nepalese are!
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