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Nepal was first opened for Western tourists in 1964. It has remained one of the most interesting countries in this world regarding natural beauties, arts and crafts and cultural heritage. But it has also remained one of the poorest countries in this world.

Swayambhunath - artelino

Swayambhunath Stupa.Swayambhunath stupa is roughly 2,000 years old. It is located on a small, but steep hill, and used to be outside Kathmandu City. It is home of the Adibuddha, the infinite Buddha without beginning and end.

According to the legend Manjushri, a Chinese saint had come to Nepal to pay his respect to Adibuddha. He found a blue flame on lotus in the middle of a huge lake that filled the Kathmandu valley in former times. Manjushri drained the lake with his sword and transferred the blue flame with the lotus on top of Swayambhunath hill.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 17:22 Read more: Swayambunath

Slideshow Nepal Terai - artelino

Elephant ride in the Terai in Nepal.The Terai are the southern lowlands of Nepal. Tourists either never come to this part of Nepal, or to visit Chitwan National Park.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 17:24 See more: Terai in Nepal

Slideshow Nepal Bodnath - artelino

View from the stupa of Bodnath in Nepal.Bodnath. located to the east of Kathmandu city, is dominated by its large stupa. It has been a center for Nepal's Buddhists for a long time. And after 1959 Bodnath has become the home for many Tibetan refugees.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 13:31 Read more: Bodnath

Slideshow Nepal Bhaktapur - artelino

Nepal Bhaktapur - view.Of the three cities in Kathmandu valley Bhaktapur is in my view the only one that could keep its original character and its charm for tourists.

In the 1970s and 1980s a German-funded restoration and development project contributed a lot to today's attraction of Baktapur.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 17:19 See the slide show of Baktapur

Slideshow Nepal Landscape - artelino

Nepal - Himalaya Mountains.Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Although the Kathmandu valley has lost a lot of its attraction and charm due to environmental pollution and the rapid population growth, you can still find the original beauty and the friendliness of its people outside in the countryside.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 12:06 See more: Nepal Landscapes

Slideshow Nepal Patan - artelino

Patan in Nepal.Patan in Nepal is one of the three old Royal Towns in the Kathmandu valley. Among Kathmandu City and Bhaktapur, Patan is the oldest of the three towns. It was presumably founded around 250 years BC.

The city is famous as a center for arts and crafts, mainly for the famous metal statues. Patan is the center of the Nepalese Newari people, who are in their majority Buddhists.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 12:29 See the slide show: Patan in Nepal

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