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Offline शेर्पा

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« on: November 30, 2006, 05:12:23 AM »
Well!!! Born and grownup in Kathamandu she might not new to us but I believe there are still many hidden place, so lets discuss about KTM.

Here I start

The Kathmandu valley is surrounded by tier of green mountain walls above, which tower mighty snowcapped peaks. It consists of three main cities of great historic and cultural interest: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.

The Kathmandu valley stands at an elevation of approximately 4,265 ft (1,300 m). It covers an area of 218 square miles. The population is approximately 1.5 million. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is said to be name after Kasthmandap, an imposing pagoda near Hanuman Dhoka. The city said to be built in its present form by Gunakama Dev in 724 A.D.

Kathmandu is located at
27?43′N 85?22′E (27.71667, 85.36667)

After the Kabul (Afghanistan) Kathmandu become popular as 3 K to backpackers and hippy
Kuta (Indonesia)
Khaosan (Thailand)
Kathmandu (Nepal)

Important monuments of Kathmandu valley include
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Changu Narayan
Swayambhunath Stupa
Bouddhanath Stupa

Archeological finds within the Kathmandu Valley show it to have been inhabited as early as 900 BC. It is noted that the Buddha and his disciples spent some time in the area where present day Patan is located within the Kathmandu Valley in the 6th century BC. Four stupas around the city of Patan erected by Ashoka the Great, a Mauryan King, in the 3rd century BC
attest to the ancient history present within the valley. The Kirats are the first documented rulers of the Kathmandu Valley, the remains of their palace are said to be in Patan near Hiranyavarna Mahavihara called "Patukodon". The Licchavi dynasty whose earliest inscriptions date back to 464 AD were the next rulers of the valley and had close ties with the
Gupta Dynasty of India. The Malla dynasty ruled Kathamndu from the twelfth century till the seventeenth century when the Shah Dynasty under Prithavi Narayan Shah conqured the valley as he created present day Nepal. Most of ancient Nepalese
Architecture present in Kathmandu today is from the Malla era.

According to legend, the area was a lake in the past,but Manjushri, a disciple of the Shakyamuni Buddha, cut open a hill to the south and allowed the water to flow out, making the region habitable. The origin of the present name is unclear, but one of the more likely theories is that it was named after Kastha-Mandap ("temple of wood" in Sanskrit), after a pagoda carved from the single tree on the order of King Lakshmi Narasingha Malla in 1596.

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Re: Kathmandu
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 08:02:40 AM »
Thank bro for sharing  .........i will get some more information about ktm and its  surrounding parts in coming day?
dEAd  mAn  wAlkiNg

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Re: Kathmandu
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 08:34:06 AM »
we r waiting bro

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Re: Kathmandu
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 07:45:59 PM »
thanks  u broda dame cha j hayepani
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Re: Kathmandu
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007, 06:23:36 PM »
ramro post hai!


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