10 Interesting things about Nepal

Nepal_Flag_31. The Flag

Nepal is the only nation with a non-rectangular flag.The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Namaste From Old Lady_ Nepal_52. The Namaste Tradition

People in Nepal do not greet one another with a handshake, but rather put their palms together and bow their forehead and say Namaste (directly translated as ‘I salute the God in you).

Momo_Nepal_63. The Momos

A popular and cheap ‘fast food’ is the Momo. Delicious dumplings made from flour and water filled with different fillings like chicken, meat or vegetables either fried or steamed and served with a dipping sauce.

Nepal_Mount_Everest_Nepal_74. Mount Everest

Everest in the Nepali language is Sagarmatha which means goddess of the sky and it stands at a staggering 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.

5. Kathmandu land

Bob Seger wrote a song called Kathmandu in 1975. He wrote it at a time when he wanted to disappear from the music business. Kathmandu represented a far way land where no one would be able to find you.

WorldHeritage_Nepal_86. World Heritage Site

Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites.


7. Cows are sacred in Nepal

Cow is considered the national animal of the country. In Nepal, cows are not eaten and it is considered illegal to kill the animal.


8. Nepal

Nepal was never under any foreign invasion. Thus Nepal does not have an independent day because Nepal was never colonized. Nepal is also the oldest country in South Asia.

German Buddhist Temple

9. Lumbini – The place Budha was born

Nepal is the birthplace for the Lord Gautam Buddha, the light of Asia. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists.


10. Language

Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages (Mother Tongue) .