If I simply talk about Nepal then it’s the only place heaven on earth and Nepal is well known for Buddhism which was founded by Gautam Buddha and even it’s more popular because of the Himalayan range. Mount Everest is one of the highest peaks in the world. So If I simply define Nepal then,
“Nepal is a small landlocked country, between India and China, yet it has many things to present world to make them amazed in such a small piece of land. Nepal’s location makes it rich in biodiversity, geography, and People of Nepal make it rich in Culture and Historical place.”
Here are some Facts related to Nepal that you might never be heard before:
#1 One and Only flag in World which is not Quadrilateral
Here comes the country which flag is not Quadrilateral. Yes, you heard it right, Nepal is the only country which flag is in pennant shape(triangular shape) with two triangles. Nepal’s flag’s uniqueness carry own importance. It has moon inside top triangle and sun at below triangle. It is believed that flag resembles that till there are Sun and Moon, the country shall remain.
#2 The Gurkhali Soldiers are well known for their Bravery
The Nepali Soldiers well known as Brave Gurkhas, are the toughest forces in the world which have never learned to run away from fear. They would choose better to be dead than to lose against their enemy. Many countries in World during World wars used to fear of Gurkha’s bravery. Though Nepal didn’t take part in the war in World Wars it allied Britain.
#3 Living Goddess Kumari
Goddess and even Living can be seen in Nepal in a festival of Navaratri or Durga Puja. The young prepubescent girl is selected as the Goddess Kumari, which means “Virgin”, and worshipped in that festivals. This festival is to show the divine consciousness is in every creature of God. Hindu people worship Kumari as a goddess and the festival history dates more than 2300 years ago.
#4 Water on Mars was Discovered by a Nepali
Lujendra Ojha, a Nepali-American undergraduate student, while studying at the University of Arizona, discovered that there is water on Mars. NASA confirmed the research work of Lujendra Ojha in 2014. So it’s something to be Proud for Nepalese People.
#5 8 of the top 10, highest peaks are in Nepal
You might have heard about Mt. Everest, the World Highest Mountain, is located in Nepal but you may not know that not just Everest, out of top 10, 8 Highest Mountains are in Nepal. These Mountains are in Northern Region of Nepal and well known as The Himalayas worldwide. If you want to have the taste of Mountain Climbing, there are lots of Mountain in Nepal to give you a good taste of it.
#6 Only Country in the World which has never been Colonised
We all know that Britain was the Colonist country, which colonized more than half of countries in World even bigger surrounding countries of Nepal like India and China. But no country in the World History has been able to colonies Nepal. Nepal has been the Sovereign Country from the time of Vedic Era.
#7 Lord Gautam Buddha and Goddess Sita were Born in Nepal
The son of Shakya Dynasty King, Siddhartha Gautam, known as Lord Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. Gautam Buddha is worshipped as both the god of Buddhist and Hindus. Buddha founded of Buddhism and also believed to be 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. Goddess Sita, a wife of Lord Ram who was also believed to be 7th the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was a daughter of King Janak. King Janak, Goddess Sita, and Lord Gautam Buddha are figured as National Heroes of Nepal.
#8 Nepal has world densest concentration of World Heritage Sites
Nepal is rich in culture and biodiversity. So to give good recognition to Nepalese Culture and Biodiversity, the UNESCO has listed two natural sites; Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park and cultural heritage site are Lumbini and Kathmandu Valley which has 4 temples and 3 Durbar Squares listed in world heritage sites.
#9 Kathmandu is also Known as city of Temples
An ancient city with own cultural and historical importance has many hundreds of Temples around the Kathmandu Valley. In every corner of the city, you can see Temples and sculptures of Gods and Goddess. Kathmandu Valley itself has 4 temples in world heritage sites. Most Popular temples are Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Changunarayan, Boudhanath, Krishna Mandir, etc. You can see different Temples of different gods like Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu, Hanuman, Krishna, Buddha, and different Goddess. Few of the Temples were destroyed during the Earthquake of 2015.
#10 Nepal has World Largest Hindu Population
Nepal has been declared a secular country but the Population of Nepal is mostly of Hindus. 80% people in Nepal identify them as Hindu. Nepal was the Hindu Kingdom a few years ago but due to political changes, Nepal was declared secular. After Hinduism, Buddhism is the second largest religion and there can be felt no difference in both of the religions in Nepal. Nepal never had any kind of religious intolerance and fights in the name of religions. People of Nepal has a high level of religious tolerance.
So these were the facts you may need to know to visit Nepal, and to experience its breathtaking adventures as Nepal is also a country with the high number of tourist visiting for Adventure tourism.