World Heritage Sites from Nepal

Nepal has its heritage which contains all the qualities, traditions or features of life that have been continued over many years and passed on from generation to generation. These heritages that have existed for years are the ones especially of historical or religious importance or that have had a strong influence on the society.

Our country, Nepal; is rich in natural and cultural heritages. There are many significant monumental sites that have been built by famous and important people and figures. They all represent the Nepalese culture, background, tradition, history and ethnicity.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also got attracted towards our country’s heritages. So, in order to preserve and promote them, they gave our country’s heritages a place in the list od the World Heritage Sites.

Below is the list of some of the World Heritages from Nepal.

  1. Lumbini

It is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and is the most sacred place of the Buddhists from round the world.


  1. Pashupati Area

It is a very holy place of the Hindus in our country. The area includes Pashupati Temple, Aryaghat (cremation bank), Jaybageshwari, Gaurighat, Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan and the area around Shleshmantak forest.


  1. Sagarmatha National Park

Covering an area of 1148 sq km, it lies in the Solukhumbu district of the Sagarmatha zone. It contains mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and some villages.


  1. Chitwan National Park

Situated in Chitwan, it has an area of 932 sq km of forests, marshes and riverswith rare and endangered animals: one-horned rhino, spotted tiger, elephant, leopard, bear, crocodile, hornbill bird and peacock.


  1. Hanumandhoka Durbar Square

Lying in the heart of Kathmandu, there is the statue of Hanuman (monkey god) erected by King Pratap Malla in this palace in the medieval period. There are also Nepalese masterpiece art and architecture with Basantapur palace, Taleju temple, museum and so on.


  1. Patan Durbar Square

A palace under the Malla kings, it lies in the Lalitpur district with the famous Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles. It also has Bhimsen Temple, statue of Yognarendra Malla, Mahabauddha, and so on.


  1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

It is located in Bhaktapur and was a powerful kingdom during the Malla period. It has Nyatapola temple, Fifty-five Windowed Palace, Dattatraya temple and so on.


  1. Bauddhanath Stupa

It is one of the most sacred places for the Buddhists and it is believed to be built around the fifth century. It has valuable inscriptions and more than 45 Buddhist monasteries here.


  1. Changunarayan Temple

It lies in the hill top of north Bhaktapur and is said to have been built by Lichchhavi king Mahadev in the fifth century. It is an excellent example of Pagoda style and also has many beautiful idols, ancient inscriptions, etc.


  1. Swayambhunath Stupa

It is also one of the most holy places for the Buddhist pilgrims. There are several shrines, monasteries and idols.