Everyone has heard of it. It has made it into song. Authors, including Clive Cussler, have even written storylines where characters travel through here. So sit back and learn a little more about this unique and storied city.
It’s nine o’clock at night, but roughly seven in the morning, in this wonderful place where I am going to take you to. Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy the pleasant Warm Temperate Zone effects of comfortably warm days, ending in cool nights, and always beginning with refreshingly morning sunrises.
Tucked deep in the Himalayas, within the Kathmandu Valley, the urban core of Nepal flourishes. Located at 27-degree North latitude, and 85-degree East longitude, the capital of Nepal can be found humming with precious life of religion and happiness within the perimeter known as Kathmandu. Inside the city that contains approximately 50.67 sq. km of land, you will immediately notice almost a million people doing their day-to-day life. At 19,500 people per Sq. Km., gives this city of Nepal the New York, New York effect.
This little historic city thrives because of its natural ability to sustain the great many needs of the people. With the Himalayas building the barrier against enemies of days long past, the territory was easily defended against any unwelcome parties. Not to mention the eight flowing rivers through the city to produce the delicate source of all life, water. And within the time of old opened the beginning of a better life, the important trade routes between India and Tibet.
Kathmandu has an artistic value that leaves little to non-appreciate. Many people have described the city as “Land of Gods.” The opened trade routes through India and Tibet lead to artistic and architectural infusion with the Kathmandu culture. Through various ways has the people found to express their hopes, ideas, love and religion. And many of these creations, hundreds of years old, still stand today.
With the popular motto “My legacy, My pride, My Kathmandu,” reflects the city’s treasured gifts from the historic times, still apparent in today’s traditions. Where Hindu is the leading religion followed by Buddhism, but not limited to just those two. Where the rich history is nearly 2,000 years old, but history is always being made. Where 99% of the city’s population are literate, compare that to the one in seven adults who are unable to read a newspaper in the United States. Within those details come the answers to why Kathmandu is the largest metropolitan city in Nepal.