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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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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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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An Indian in Kathmandu explains what it is that makes the city great; Charukesi Ramadurai; Indian Express

The feeling of ‘same same but different’.

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‘You’re my queen for ever and ever’: My search for goddess Dakini in Nepal in the age of #MeToo; Shoba Narayan; Scroll.in

In these times, what is the role of feminine energy, even one that is about 5000 years old?

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7 places you can only visit because of conservation efforts; Alex Bresler; Matador Network

Be grateful for these protected treasures.

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The Mountain Kingdom: 10 Amazing Sights in Kathmandu and Bhutan; Afar

AFAR Ambassador Ryan Cordwell reflects on an unforgettable trip with the USTOA…

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