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Welcome to the Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok, Thailand .....
 
 
 
 
Nepal is a landlocked country with a total area of 147,181 sq.km. Roughly rectangular in shape, the country is bordered by China in the north and by India in the south, west and east and Nepal is stretched east-west.. The landmass is divided into three geographical zones, the high Himalayas, the mid-Himalayas or hill region and the sub-tropical Terai region. The high Himalayan zone consists of the world's highest and the most famous Mount Everest, 8848 m. This zone of high Himalayas bears peaks like Kanchanjunga, 8586 m, Makalu 8463 m Dhaulagiri, 8167 m, Annapurna 8091m and many others above and around 8000 metres. The mid-Himalayas or the hill region consists of mountain ranges varying in height from 1525 m. to 4877 m. This zone consists of majority of land mass of the country. The Churia vegetation range also falls in this zone. Fertile valleys of Kathmandu, Pokhara and many others lie in this zone. World famous temple of Pashupatinath and Sywambhunath stupas and famous world heritage sites are situated in this zone. The Terai zone is flat and stretches east-west of the country. This zone comprises of sub-tropical weather. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is situated in this zone. Famous Ramjanaki Temple is also situated in the region.
Climate, Temperature and Rainfalls
Nepal experiences 4 seasons Spring (March-May) Summer (June-August), Autumn (Sept-Nov.) and Winter (Dec.-Feb.). Traditionally, Nepalese have their own six seasons one comprising of two months. The climate varies from the sub-tropical Terai to the cool dry and alpine climate in the northern Himalayan ranges. In the Terai, summer temperatures may rise as high as 40 degree C with hot and humid climate. In the mid-Himalayan zone the summer climate is mild with temperatures around 25-29 degree C. The winter temperature in this zone ranges from 5-25 degree C. The Himalayan zone has an alpine climate. The valley of Kathmandu and Pokhara have a pleasant and equable climate. Rainfall is extensive during the period from June to September with the eastern part receiving maximum rainfall compared to the west of the country. The period from October to May is generally dry in most parts with occasional rains. Annual precipitation varies from around 300 mm. in the northern and western areas to over 2500 mm. in the South-Eastern region. Kathmandu valley receives around 1300 mm. of annual rainfall. The paradise valley of Pokhara has a very unpredictable weather, which gives a beauty to its already unparallel attraction.
Nepal's current estimated population is around 30 million with many ethnic nationalities and languages.
Lumbini- The Birth Place of Lord Buddha, The Apostle of Peace
Lumbini (250 km south-west of Kathmandu) is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Nepal has been blessed as the sacred ground for Buddhists around the world. Lumbini is a place in southern Nepal. The importance of Lumbini is testified by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka from India who visited Lumbini in order to pay homage to Lord Buddha's birth place. He erected a pillar in 249 BC to indicate the birth place of Lord Buddha. The Nativity sculpture housed in the Mayadevi Temple near the Ashokan Pillar depicts the scene of Maya Devi, Mother of Lord Buddha, giving birth to Him. The Mayadevi temple is another main attraction for the pilgrims and the archaeologists. Ruins of stupas and monasteries can be found all over Lumbini. Another attraction of the Lumbini remains the sacred Garden spreading over 8 kms and possessing all the historic and cultural area. This area also gives spaces to the Temples, Monasteries and Stupas of various countries of the world including the Kingdom of Thailand. The Royal Thai Monastery is located in the vicinity of the birthplace of the Buddha at the Lumbini Sacred Garden. The construction has been funded by the Royal Thai Government and the devoted Thai Buddhists followers. The project was initiated to honour the celebration of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the Throne. The construction of the Royal Thai Monastery of Lumbini was commenced in 1995 by His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.
Lumbini is accessible by road and flight as well.
Capital: Kathmandu :: About Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley civilisation is over 3000 years old. Nepal's history claims that the valley was a large pond in the early geological period. Water from the pond was drained and the valley became suitable for human settlement. There is also a legend which reinforces the tale that a Bodhistav called Manjushree came to Kathmandu valley and made a gorge by cutting land mass in Chobhar, South of Kathmandu valley, with his flaming sword and drained the water out of the valley.
           The valley emerged from a pond had been very fertile and supported large settlement. Over centuries different dynasties that ruled the valley patronised an urban civilisation and developed rich cultural heritages. Gopalas, Mahispalas, Kiratas, Lichchavis (185-750AD) Mallas and Shah were the ruling dynasties in various period of Nepal's history. Lichchavi period is known as the golden period of Nepal's history. During this period art and architect and culture began to take shape and flourish. Lichchavis built many splendid temples, palaces and monuments. Malla and Early Shah Period between 14th to 18th centuries are famous for the flourishing of art and architect of the valley. Pagoda, Shikara and Stupa architecture, flamboyant palaces and artistic temples took their height in this period. Ancient cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur of the valley are also known as cities of temples.
World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley
          Considering the richness of the cultural heritages of the Valley UNESCO has designated eight of the monuments as World Heritage Sites- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudanath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Nyatapol Temple. These sites have now become the prominent places of tourist interest. The historical monuments of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley have added to the beauty of the valley. These heritage sites situated within 20 kilometers radius itself is something that such richness is hard to find elsewhere.
Political System
Multi-party Democracy with interim constitution in place. Country is in process of making new constitution. 601 Member Constituent Assembly working to bring out the constitution within the stipulated time frame directed by the interim constitution of Nepal. While the country is preparing to restructure the nation as Federal Democratic Republic, currently the country is divided into 5 Development Regions, 14 Zones and 75 districts.
Religion: Hinduism followed by Buddhism, constitute two major religion of Nepal. Both these religious believers are bound together by a sense of fellow feeling which is displayed in their worship of common deities and joint celebration of many festivals belonging to either religion or culture. Kumari, the living Hindu Goddess, for instance, is selected from a Buddhist clan and worshiped by Hindus. Although majority of population is Hindu followed by Buddhists population, all religious faiths receive equal treatment and protection from the State. This gives and ample example of harmony among religions which our world badly needs today.

Cultural and Natural Beauty: Nepal is one of the few countries having rich cultural heritage gifted with age-old historical monuments. Having ten world heritage sites in the country and among them 7 sites within 20 kilometres radius itself is something that speaks the richness in heritage. It has eight national parks, four wildlife reserves, three conservation areas and one hunting reserve with 2% of all the flowering plants in the world; 8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species); 4% of mammals on earth; 11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species); 600 indigenous plant families; and 319 species of exotic orchids.
 
 
 
 
Nepal’s GDP grew by 4.0 per cent in 2009, after 4.7 per cent growth the previous calendar year. Inflation in 2009 was 13.2 per cent. Average annual population growth over the past decade was 2.3 per cent. Over 80 per cent of the economically active..................       [MORE]
 
Government has taken steps to restructure the economy by introducing measures such as tax reform, massive privatisation of public enterprises, dismantling Investment & Trade barriers, liberalising the foreign exchange system.....................    [MORE]
 
Nepal became a member of  World  Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004, the first least-developed country (LDC) to join the WTO through the full working party process and is in process to amend or adopt certain laws and regulations consistent...............      [MORE]
 
 
 
 
     
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