Patan wants to become a cycle city. But can it pull it off?; Arpan Shreshta; Kathmandu Post

The city of Patan wants to transform its ancient and historic centre for pedestrians as part of the municipality’s transport master plan. At the heart of the project is an ambitious plan: building a network of cycling lanes.

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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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Kathmandu Offers Front-Row Seat to History Being Rebuilt; Stephen Starr; Ozy

Dozens of centuries-old temples, shrines and stupas leveled by the 2015 earthquake are being reconstructed.

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Missing ingredient in healing cities after disaster? Culture; Reuters;

Those are critical lessons, according to a report released on Monday by the World Bank and the United Nation’s culture and education agency (UNESCO).

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Just Back: Nepal, the Himalayas and Beyond; Polly Witker; Luxury Travel Advisor

Polly Witker, a travel advisor, recently explored Nepal on a FAM trip hosted by Royal Mountain Travel and organized through Impact Travel Alliance. Read her report here.

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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), […]

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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.

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Rhinos or roads? Nepal deals with a tricky balancing act; Abhaya Raj Joshi; Monga Bay

KUMROJ, Nepal — In March 2016, a team of experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) arrived in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Dispatched at the request of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the mission was charged with investigating a series of transportation infrastructure projects planned for the area. Home to some 600 […]

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These UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the first to be threatened by climate change; Shane Reiner-Roth; Archinect

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