Nepal - Kathmandu

Nepal, a land in Asia, is located in the Himalaya between India and China (Tibet). Nepal has a long history dating back before the time of Christ. It is the birth place of Buddha. Because of its location Nepal is influenced by India as well as by Tibet.

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It has a population of 822.000. 1,5 million people are living in the surrounding area of Kathmandu. The city, 1350 meters above sea level, is located in a valley on the Vishnumati River. The city is famous for its many Buddhistic temples and palaces, most of which were built in the 17th century