Global Best Projects 2019 Project of the Year and Best Renovation/Restoration: UNESCO-Site Palace Gaddi Baithak; ENR

UNESCO-Site Palace Gaddi Baithak

Kathmandu, Nepal

Best Project

Owners Dept. of Archaeology (DOA); Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

Design Firm, Structural Engineer & Construction Oversight Miyamoto International

Contractor Pachali Bhairab and Manakamana Nirman Sewa Pvt. Ltd.

Funding Partner U.S. Embassy Nepal Implementing Partner/Technical Nonprofit Miyamoto Relief

Nepal’s devastating April 2015 earthquake and its many aftershocks killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes. Immediately after the quake, volunteer engineers with nonprofit Miyamoto Relief quickly mobilized. “I was motivated .

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Top 7 places to visit in Kathmandu; Puskar Rai; Medium

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is the largest metropolis in Nepal with more than 3 million inhabitants, at an elevation of…

Source: Top 7 places to visit in Kathmandu

Introducing Luxury Escapes Magazine – Australia’s Newest Independent Luxury Travel Magazine; Luxury Escapes

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Kathmandu Valley racing to avoid World Heritage danger tag; Samar Prasain; EFE

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Kathmandu Valley in Nepal has been in a race to avoid being declared a World Heritage in Danger by UNESCO, as reconstruction and restoration work at a large number of heritage sites remain incomplete…

Source: Kathmandu Valley racing to avoid World Heritage danger tag

Stupendous Wildlife Safaris in Asia; Ryan Miller; CEOWORLD magazine

Asia is known for its diversity in wildlife, environmental changes, and a lot of exotic animal species. The jungles in Asia have a character of their own, and they enthrall the global traveler for sure. Visiting a wildlife safari in Asia is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for someone who wants an exciting trip. Even flora…

Source: Stupendous Wildlife Safaris in Asia | CEOWORLD magazine

What to do in the Kathmandu Valley; Kit; The Kittchen

Nepal’s capital is not only a starting point for trekkers and mountain climbers, but it is also a city filled with cultural and historical landmarks. Here is Kit’s guide of what to do in the…

Source: What to do in the Kathmandu Valley

A guide to spend three days in Kathmandu; Elias Cherian; Manorama Online

Anyone who has visited Kathmandu would say that it is exciting and exhausting at the same time. Here is such an experience of a 3-day trip to Kathmandu from Kerala.. Kathmandu. Nepal. Beyond Kerala. Swayambhunath.

Source: A guide to spend three days in Kathmandu

UNESCO Lists Kathmandu as World Heritage in Danger; Nepali Sansar

Presenting a new challenge to Nepal, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) proposed to enlist Kathmandu Valley as World Heritage in Danger…

Source: UNESCO Lists Kathmandu as World Heritage in Danger

Nepal lobbying to keep Kathmandu on world heritage list; South Asia Monitor

After the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) proposed listing Kathmandu valley as a ‘World Heritage in Danger,’ Nepal is set to lobby to maintain the Valley’s world heritage site status, the Himalayan Times reported on Thursday.   A Nepali team comprising Mohan Krishna Sapkota, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Damodar Gautam, DG in the Department of Archaeology are finalising the presentation they will make at the WHC’s 43rd session in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 30 to July 10.   The WHC had listed Kathmandu valley as ‘property proposed for inscription…

Source: Nepal lobbying to keep Kathmandu on world heritage list

15 Reasons to Visit Everest Region of Nepal; Prakash Devkota; Go Backpacking

If you’re planning a sightseeing or trekking trip to the Himalaya, consider these reasons to visit Everest Region of Nepal.

Source: 15 Reasons to Visit Everest Region of Nepal

A trekker’s guide: How to spend your last day in Kathmandu; Diya Rijal; Kathmandu post

Twenty-four hours is not enough time to witness what Kathmandu truly has to offer, but here’s how you can try…

Source: A trekker’s guide: How to spend your last day in Kathmandu

Wildlife Abounds in Chitwan National Park; EMily Goodheart Kautz; Natural Habitat

Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a vast nature reserve in the lowlands on Nepal’s southern border. Chitwan is Nepal’s first national park.

Source: Wildlife Abounds in Chitwan National Park

Everest Base Camp Trek: to the heart of the high Himalayas; Peter; Atlas & Boots

The Everest base camp trek in Nepal takes trekkers to the foot of the highest and most captivating mountain in the world.

Source: Everest Base Camp Trek: to the heart of the high Himalayas | Atlas & Boots

Enjoy Extraordinary Wildlife Experiences on Asia Tours; Robert Glazier; Goway

Most continents can offer some kind of interesting wildlife. Asia has an abundance of fascinating animals all available for your viewing on Asia tours.

Source: Enjoy Extraordinary Wildlife Experiences on Asia Tours | Goway

The Best Kathmandu Travel Guide You Can Find on Internet; Nidhi Singh; Nepal Tourism

Planning a trip to Nepal but unsure how Kathmandu is going to treat you? Here’s our blog to your rescue! Find all the important information on visiting Kathmandu and keeping it a hassle-free affair.

Source: The Best Kathmandu Travel Guide You Can Find on Internet | Nepal Tourism

The Pashupatinath Temple; Madhushree Ghosh; Atlas Obscura

The oldest Hindu temple complex in Nepal serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.

Source: The Pashupatinath Temple

Melting Glaciers Reveal Everest Graveyard, Report; StarCTMag

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Kathmandu Durbar Square; Amber C Snider; Atlas Obscura

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.

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Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park; Abhaya Raj Joshi; Mongabay

KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the government not to construct any new roads inside Chitwan National Park without approval from UNESCO, park authorities and other stakeholders. Chitwan National Park is home the world’s second-largest population of greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) as well as a significant population of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), […]

Source: Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park

Patan, Kathmandu: A Guide to this Neighbourhood of the Ancient and the Modern in Nepal; Dora Aljoofri; City Nomads

City Nomads’ guide to things to do, shopping, and things to eat in Patan, a neighbourhood in the south of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Source: Patan, Kathmandu: A Guide to this Neighbourhood of the Ancient and the Modern in Nepal – City Nomads