Nepal is a small but beautiful country in the lap of Himalayas. Moreover, it is one of the best tourist destination. Nepal is full of natural beauty and cultural diversity. Here are the ten interesting facts about Nepal.
1. Highest mountains on Earth:
Nepal is a mountainous country in Asia. Most importantly the highest peak of the world Mount Everest ( Sagarmatha ) lies here. In addition there are 8 mountains above 8000m out of 14 in the world. Kanchanjunga, the third highest peak in the world is also situated here.
2. Nepal’s flag:
Nepal has most unique flag in the world. As a matter of fact it is the only non-rectangular flag in the world. The upper triangle consists of moon and lower triangle consists of sun.
3. Living goddess:
Kumari is the only living goddess in Nepal worshipped mainly by Hindus and Buddhists. Its literal meaning is Virgin. Kumari resides in Kumari Ghar across Basantapur Durbar Square.
4. Nepali calendar:
Calendar in Bikram Sambat is most popular in Nepal. It is a lunisolar system based calendar. As we know it is 56 years and eight months ahead of AD. Very few people also follow Nepal Sambat. Nepali calendar is different from the calendar in rest of the world.
5. Always independent nation:
One of the most proud to be fact about Nepal is that is is not colonized even once in the entire history. Moreover, it is always independent till now. No any country have fully captured Nepal. Nepal is also known as the Land of Gurkhas i.e. brave soldiers.
These are some of the interesting facts about Nepal. People visiting Nepal find it very beautiful and attractive. It would be a wise choice to visit Nepal in vacation. Nepal is worthy of a visit.