Advertisement

10 interesting facts about Nepal.

Nepal is a beautiful country with never ending stunning landscapes, charismatic mountains, and mesmerizing lakes.

Nepal is one of the finest countries with the wide prospect of development in technology and tourism sectors. With the wide variety of flora and fauna in the country, Nepal beholds some of the rarest species like the one-horned Rhino, the Bengal tiger, and their national flower Rhododendron.

Advertisement

The territory of Nepal has a recorded history since the Neolithic age. The name “Nepal” is first recorded in texts from the Vedic Age, the era which founded Hinduism, the predominant religion of the country. In the middle of the first millennium BCE, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in southern Nepal. Parts of northern Nepal were intertwined with the culture of Tibet. The Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal became known as Nepal proper because of its complex urban civilisation. It was the seat of the prosperous Newar confederacy known as Nepal Mandala. The highest elevation in Nepal is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level. The Himalayan branch of the ancient Silk Road was dominated by the valley’s traders. The cosmopolitan region developed distinct traditional art and architecture. By the 18th century, the Gorkha Kingdom achieved the unification of Nepal. The Shah dynasty established the Kingdom of Nepal and later formed an alliance with the British Empire, under its Rana dynasty of premiers. The country was never colonised but served as a buffer state between Imperial China and Colonial India.

 

 

Comments

comments