Nepal World Heritage Sites
A RICH CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE
Thanks to Nepal's extensive and effective parks and reserves system, the country has managed to preserve more endangered species of flora and fauna than any other are an Asia. Nepal has a network of 9 National parks, 3 Wildlife Reserves, 3 Conservation Areas, 1 Hunting Reserve including 9 Buffer zones around national parks, covering a total of 28,585.67 sq. km, or 19.42% of the country's total land.
Nepal offers an incomparable scope to connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study the different aspects of fine arts in its painting, sculpture, woodcarving and architecture. The three main historic cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur with numerous historical monuments, old palace and palace squares, shrines and temples. Ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum. The Kathmandu Valley boasts seven UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites all within a radius of 20 km. Among them some are placed in cultural world heritage sites while 2 are placed in natural world heritage sites: