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Nepal is a landlocked land with the population of 27 million according to the recent census. The country consists of mainly Hinduism and Buddhism. Looking at past, the war fought between British East India Company and the kingdom of Nepal is known as Anglo-Nepalese war that lasted from 1814 to 1816. After the signing of ‘Sugauli Treaty’, Nepal lost some part of its territory. Nevertheless, it’s a country that has never been conquered by the foreign rulers.
Now let us come to the main topic. What makes Nepal so special?
- Highest peaks in the worldSome of the highest peaks in the world are located within Nepal. At the top is the Mt. Everest also known as the roof of the world. That is why Nepal is considered as ‘The land of Himalayas’.
- Birth place of Siddhartha Gautama BuddhaSiddhartha Gautama Buddha is the founder the Buddhism who enlightened the Asia. This is the reason why Buddha is also called ‘The Light of Asia’. Although the controversy is being developed that Buddha was born in India but the real truth is he was born in Nepal (623 B.C.).
- Natural SceneryBeing a mountainous country, Nepal has got some of the best natural scenery in the world. Thousands of tourists visit annually to experience its beauties.
- One horned rhinoThe rhino other name of rhinoceros is an animal with only few hundred or may be thousands left in the earth. Among various species is one horned rhino which can be only found in Nepal that are well preserved at the national parks.
- HerbsBeing a country that lies at the great Himalayas, Nepal is popular for rare herbs and natural medicinal plants. One of the main is ‘Yarshagumba (Cordyceps Sinesis)’ found in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
- Cultural sitesLast but not the least is the diversity of culture and religion the country posses. People of various religion and hundreds of caste speaking hundreds of different languages can be found in Nepal. Mainly the two religious sites, Swayambhunath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple are listed in the list of world’s top cultural heritage sites.
Do you know other specialties of Nepal? Please comment below so that I can add it to the list.