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13 Facts That You Must Know About Nepal

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13 Facts That You Must Know About Nepal

There is lot more in Nepal than Mount Everest and Himalayas. Nepal is a beautiful country rightfully called a paradise on earth. Nepal is truly a god’s playground with stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and mesmerizing lakes.

Have a look at some of the facts that you must know about Nepal.

1. Kathmandu has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other city in the world.

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2. World’s tallest grasslands are found in Nepal.

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3. Nepal is a habitat for 900 species of birds i.e. about 8% of world’s total bird species. This makes it a wonderland for bird watching.

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4. World’s most extreme (longest, steepest and fastest) zip-line is built at Sarangkot. A zip-line rider rides down the cable for two kilometers and gets to view surrounding peaks of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.

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5. Out of the world’s top 10 tallest mountains, Nepal has 8 including Mount Everest (all rising over 8000 metres/ 26, 247 feet).

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6. The Kali Gandaki Gorge in Nepal is often considered the deepest gorge in the world.

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7. Nepal is the oldest country of South Asia, and it was never colonized.

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8. Nepal is the only country in world with non-quadrilateral national flag.

Nepalese attempt world's largest human flag record

Nepalese attempt world’s largest human flag record

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9. Nepal is the only country in the world home to a living goddess, the Kumari.

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10. Nepal is the only country in the world to not have a time offset in multiples of 30 minutes from UTC. The time zone here is GMT+ 5:45.

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11. Unlike Other countries, Nepal has Saturday as public holiday, not Sunday.

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12. Not A Single Drop Of Blood Has Ever Been Shed In Nepal In The Name Of Religious And Ethnic Riot.

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13. All Nepalis know these facts will say – I’m proud to be a Nepali!

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