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  • Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds.

    Nepal: Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned 'menstrual hut'
    ASIA21 December 2018

    At least 21 killed as bus crashes in Nepal's mountainous area
    Police said the bus carrying college students and teachers drove off a highway in a mountainous area.

    At least 21 killed as bus crashes in Nepal's mountainous area
    ABUSE10 December 2018

    Nepal's children at risk: ****** abuse in the aid sector
    Is the international aid community doing enough to protect children in vulnerable communities?

    Nepal's children at risk: ****** abuse in the aid sector26:00
    101 EAST6 December 2018

    Nepal's Children at Risk
    Investigating rising fears that Nepal has become a target for paedophiles acting under the cover of aid work.

    Nepal's Children at Risk 26:00
    ASIA4 October 2018

    Nepal bans **** sites to curb ****** violence
    Over 24,000 *********** sites blocked but activists say the real problem is the lack of justice for women.

    Nepal bans **** sites to curb ****** violence
    ASIA2 October 2018

    Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group
    Up to 100 members of Communist Party of Nepal jailed as faction blasts government's dialogue efforts.

    Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group
    NEPAL23 September 2018

    Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan
    Nepal's efforts to increase its tigers are part of a 13-country plan to double the number of tigers worldwide.

    Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan
    ASIA18 September 2018

    Access to Chinese ports a 'huge deal' for Nepal
    Nepal granted access to Chinese ports in a move that will end New Delhi's monopoly over Kathmandu's trade routes.

    Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal'
    ASIA28 August 2018

    #justicefornirmala: anger spreads in Nepal over police 'cover-up'
    Protests continue in Nepal against alleged police mishandling in the Nirmala Panta **** and ****** case.

    #justicefornirmala: anger spreads in Nepal over police 'cover-up'02:05
    NEPAL25 August 2018

    One dead in Nepal rally demanding action over teen's ****, ******
    Police fired at angry protesters in western city of Mahendranagar, killing a teenage boy and injuring dozens.

    One dead in Nepal rally demanding action over teen's ****, ******
    NEPAL22 August 2018

    Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns
    New criminal code makes sharing confidential information an offence that deserves prison sentence.

    Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns
    NEPAL18 August 2018

    Female activists in Nepal call for equality on citizenship bill
    The proposed bill would could women to have a Nepalese husband to pass on their citizenship to their children.

    Female activists in Nepal call for equality on citizenship bill02:21
    ARTS & CULTURE22 July 2018

    Nepal's stolen gods
    Since the 1980s, authorities estimate thieves have plundered tens of thousands of Nepalese antiquities.

    Nepal's stolen gods
    101 EAST19 July 2018

    Nepal: The Great Plunder
    Investigating how antiquities stolen from the Himalayas end up in museums and private collections around the world.

    Nepal: The Great Plunder 26:00
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    Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal'
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    Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds. Nepal: Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned 'menstrual hut' ASIA21 December 2018 At least 21 killed as bus crashes in Nepal's mountainous area Police said the bus carrying college students and teachers drove off a highway in a mountainous area. At least 21 killed as bus crashes in Nepal's mountainous area ABUSE10 December 2018 Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector Is the international aid community doing enough to protect children in vulnerable communities? Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector26:00 101 EAST6 December 2018 Nepal's Children at Risk Investigating rising fears that Nepal has become a target for paedophiles acting under the cover of aid work. Nepal's Children at Risk 26:00 ASIA4 October 2018 Nepal bans porn sites to curb sexual violence Over 24,000 pornography sites blocked but activists say the real problem is the lack of justice for women. Nepal bans porn sites to curb sexual violence ASIA2 October 2018 Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group Up to 100 members of Communist Party of Nepal jailed as faction blasts government's dialogue efforts. Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group NEPAL23 September 2018 Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan Nepal's efforts to increase its tigers are part of a 13-country plan to double the number of tigers worldwide. Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan ASIA18 September 2018 Access to Chinese ports a 'huge deal' for Nepal Nepal granted access to Chinese ports in a move that will end New Delhi's monopoly over Kathmandu's trade routes. Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal' ASIA28 August 2018 #justicefornirmala: anger spreads in Nepal over police 'cover-up' Protests continue in Nepal against alleged police mishandling in the Nirmala Panta rape and murder case. #justicefornirmala: anger spreads in Nepal over police 'cover-up'02:05 NEPAL25 August 2018 One dead in Nepal rally demanding action over teen's rape, murder Police fired at angry protesters in western city of Mahendranagar, killing a teenage boy and injuring dozens. One dead in Nepal rally demanding action over teen's rape, murder NEPAL22 August 2018 Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns New criminal code makes sharing confidential information an offence that deserves prison sentence. Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns NEPAL18 August 2018 Female activists in Nepal call for equality on citizenship bill The proposed bill would could women to have a Nepalese husband to pass on their citizenship to their children. Female activists in Nepal call for equality on citizenship bill02:21 ARTS & CULTURE22 July 2018 Nepal's stolen gods Since the 1980s, authorities estimate thieves have plundered tens of thousands of Nepalese antiquities. Nepal's stolen gods 101 EAST19 July 2018 Nepal: The Great Plunder Investigating how antiquities stolen from the Himalayas end up in museums and private collections around the world. Nepal: The Great Plunder 26:00 Show More OPINION C K Lal After a year of elections, Nepal moves closer to China by C K Lal Narayan Adhikari Nepal's earthquake disaster: Two years and $4.1bn later by Narayan Adhikari Deepak Adhikari The case against: Can journalists be activists? by Deepak Adhikari Anurag Acharya Nepal: A costly constitution by Anurag Acharya IN-DEPTH Climate change threatens 1,000-year-old monastery in remote Nepal GLOBAL WARMING Climate change threatens 1,000-year-old monastery in remote Nepal Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector ABUSE Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group ASIA Fears of violence as Nepal cracks down on Maoist splinter group Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal' ASIA Access to Chinese ports a 'huge deal' for Nepal Al Jazeera Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Podcast YouTube About About Us Press Office Awards Code of Ethics Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Cookie Preferences Community Guidelines Work for us HR Quality Connect Contact Us Apps Social Channel Finder TV Schedule Podcasts Newsletter Submit a Tip Our Channels Al Jazeera Arabic Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera Mubasher Al Jazeera Documentary Al Jazeera Balkans AJ+ Our Network Jetty Al Jazeera Centre for Studies Al Jazeera Media Institute Learn Arabic Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights Al Jazeera Forum Al Jazeera Film Festival Al Jazeera Hotel Partners © 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network
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  • An ancient building battles mother nature as melting glaciers make a remote Himalayan valley susceptible to flooding.
    An ancient building battles mother nature as melting glaciers make a remote Himalayan valley susceptible to flooding.
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  • Unique textiles
    Tansen is home to the traditional colorful woven Dhaka fabric. Sewn to make the topi, the typical Nepali cap, the Palpali Dhaka topi is the most famous and popular among Nepalese people. Shawls and ‘Thaili’ (a typical Nepali woman’s purse) made of Dhaka also make very good souvenirs. There are lots of Dhaka shops and you can visit the small factory where the fabric is woven, though many homes also have looms where the fabric is made.

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    Unique textiles Tansen is home to the traditional colorful woven Dhaka fabric. Sewn to make the topi, the typical Nepali cap, the Palpali Dhaka topi is the most famous and popular among Nepalese people. Shawls and ‘Thaili’ (a typical Nepali woman’s purse) made of Dhaka also make very good souvenirs. There are lots of Dhaka shops and you can visit the small factory where the fabric is woven, though many homes also have looms where the fabric is made. metal-craft-palpa
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  • Explore Tansen’s fascinating history
    Likened to Darjeeling for its steep roads that climb the hillside, it has its own charm and a rich history. Once the capital of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun under the reign King Mukunda Sen, the kingdom of Palpa had expanded as far as the Koshi River in the east, Gorakhpur in the south and Gulmi and Kaski districts in the west and north respectively. Until the rise of the Shahs, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Nepal. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of King Mukunda Sen (1518-1553 AD). Although the power of the Magars waned in the 18th century, Tansen recovered as a Newari trading post on the busy trading route between India and Tibet. In 1806, Prithivipal Sen, the last king of Palpa, was invited to Kathmandu but was a trap and he was beheaded there. Palpa then became part of the Kathmandu kingdom with Tansen the administrative city for the area.

    palpa-tansen-nepal

    Sightseeing: palaces and temples
    There is plenty to see in Tansen. You enter Durbar Square through the huge gate, Baggi Dhoka, where the chariots of religious festivals have to pass through. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship. Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 by Pratap Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored. It now houses a small museum.

    Sittalpati, a curious octagonal pavilion can be found in the main square. It was built under the order of Khadga Shamsher, governor of Palpa from 1891- 1902. (Shamsher, an ambitious politician, was exiled from Kathmandu after plotting against the Prime Minister.) In the past, it was used by the governors of Tansen when they had public announcements to make, but now it is a popular spot for locals to hang out and chat. Close by is the oldest temple in town, the two-tiered pagoda style temple of Bhimsen. According to the ‘Mahabharata’ although not a god, Bhimsen was the mightiest hero and Newars worship him like a god for the protection of their property and for when they go on business journeys.

    At the bottom of Asan Tole, there is Amar Narayan Mandir, the large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The ****** carvings on the wooden structures are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka.

    Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. The large temple was damaged by the devastating earthquake in 1935 after which it was renovated in its smaller present size. Close to Bhagawati Temple are three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle.

    Up of the side of Srinagar Hill, you can find Siddhi Binayak Temple, the temple of the God Ganesh. It is said that the sculptors who came to Tansen from Kathmandu to build Amar Narayan Temple, also carved the figure of an elephant on a big stone. It was given the shape of God Ganesh, whose head according to mythology was replaced by the head of an elephant after he was beheaded by his father, Lord Shiva.

    dhaka-clothing-palpa
    Explore Tansen’s fascinating history Likened to Darjeeling for its steep roads that climb the hillside, it has its own charm and a rich history. Once the capital of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun under the reign King Mukunda Sen, the kingdom of Palpa had expanded as far as the Koshi River in the east, Gorakhpur in the south and Gulmi and Kaski districts in the west and north respectively. Until the rise of the Shahs, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Nepal. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of King Mukunda Sen (1518-1553 AD). Although the power of the Magars waned in the 18th century, Tansen recovered as a Newari trading post on the busy trading route between India and Tibet. In 1806, Prithivipal Sen, the last king of Palpa, was invited to Kathmandu but was a trap and he was beheaded there. Palpa then became part of the Kathmandu kingdom with Tansen the administrative city for the area. palpa-tansen-nepal Sightseeing: palaces and temples There is plenty to see in Tansen. You enter Durbar Square through the huge gate, Baggi Dhoka, where the chariots of religious festivals have to pass through. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship. Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 by Pratap Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored. It now houses a small museum. Sittalpati, a curious octagonal pavilion can be found in the main square. It was built under the order of Khadga Shamsher, governor of Palpa from 1891- 1902. (Shamsher, an ambitious politician, was exiled from Kathmandu after plotting against the Prime Minister.) In the past, it was used by the governors of Tansen when they had public announcements to make, but now it is a popular spot for locals to hang out and chat. Close by is the oldest temple in town, the two-tiered pagoda style temple of Bhimsen. According to the ‘Mahabharata’ although not a god, Bhimsen was the mightiest hero and Newars worship him like a god for the protection of their property and for when they go on business journeys. At the bottom of Asan Tole, there is Amar Narayan Mandir, the large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The erotic carvings on the wooden structures are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka. Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. The large temple was damaged by the devastating earthquake in 1935 after which it was renovated in its smaller present size. Close to Bhagawati Temple are three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle. Up of the side of Srinagar Hill, you can find Siddhi Binayak Temple, the temple of the God Ganesh. It is said that the sculptors who came to Tansen from Kathmandu to build Amar Narayan Temple, also carved the figure of an elephant on a big stone. It was given the shape of God Ganesh, whose head according to mythology was replaced by the head of an elephant after he was beheaded by his father, Lord Shiva. dhaka-clothing-palpa
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  • Explore Tansen’s fascinating history
    Likened to Darjeeling for its steep roads that climb the hillside, it has its own charm and a rich history. Once the capital of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun under the reign King Mukunda Sen, the kingdom of Palpa had expanded as far as the Koshi River in the east, Gorakhpur in the south and Gulmi and Kaski districts in the west and north respectively. Until the rise of the Shahs, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Nepal. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of King Mukunda Sen (1518-1553 AD). Although the power of the Magars waned in the 18th century, Tansen recovered as a Newari trading post on the busy trading route between India and Tibet. In 1806, Prithivipal Sen, the last king of Palpa, was invited to Kathmandu but was a trap and he was beheaded there. Palpa then became part of the Kathmandu kingdom with Tansen the administrative city for the area.

    palpa-tansen-nepal

    Sightseeing: palaces and temples
    There is plenty to see in Tansen. You enter Durbar Square through the huge gate, Baggi Dhoka, where the chariots of religious festivals have to pass through. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship. Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 by Pratap Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored. It now houses a small museum.

    Sittalpati, a curious octagonal pavilion can be found in the main square. It was built under the order of Khadga Shamsher, governor of Palpa from 1891- 1902. (Shamsher, an ambitious politician, was exiled from Kathmandu after plotting against the Prime Minister.) In the past, it was used by the governors of Tansen when they had public announcements to make, but now it is a popular spot for locals to hang out and chat. Close by is the oldest temple in town, the two-tiered pagoda style temple of Bhimsen. According to the ‘Mahabharata’ although not a god, Bhimsen was the mightiest hero and Newars worship him like a god for the protection of their property and for when they go on business journeys.

    At the bottom of Asan Tole, there is Amar Narayan Mandir, the large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The ****** carvings on the wooden structures are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka.

    Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. The large temple was damaged by the devastating earthquake in 1935 after which it was renovated in its smaller present size. Close to Bhagawati Temple are three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle.

    Up of the side of Srinagar Hill, you can find Siddhi Binayak Temple, the temple of the God Ganesh. It is said that the sculptors who came to Tansen from Kathmandu to build Amar Narayan Temple, also carved the figure of an elephant on a big stone. It was given the shape of God Ganesh, whose head according to mythology was replaced by the head of an elephant after he was beheaded by his father, Lord Shiva.

    dhaka-clothing-palpa
    Explore Tansen’s fascinating history Likened to Darjeeling for its steep roads that climb the hillside, it has its own charm and a rich history. Once the capital of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun under the reign King Mukunda Sen, the kingdom of Palpa had expanded as far as the Koshi River in the east, Gorakhpur in the south and Gulmi and Kaski districts in the west and north respectively. Until the rise of the Shahs, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Nepal. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of King Mukunda Sen (1518-1553 AD). Although the power of the Magars waned in the 18th century, Tansen recovered as a Newari trading post on the busy trading route between India and Tibet. In 1806, Prithivipal Sen, the last king of Palpa, was invited to Kathmandu but was a trap and he was beheaded there. Palpa then became part of the Kathmandu kingdom with Tansen the administrative city for the area. palpa-tansen-nepal Sightseeing: palaces and temples There is plenty to see in Tansen. You enter Durbar Square through the huge gate, Baggi Dhoka, where the chariots of religious festivals have to pass through. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship. Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 by Pratap Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored. It now houses a small museum. Sittalpati, a curious octagonal pavilion can be found in the main square. It was built under the order of Khadga Shamsher, governor of Palpa from 1891- 1902. (Shamsher, an ambitious politician, was exiled from Kathmandu after plotting against the Prime Minister.) In the past, it was used by the governors of Tansen when they had public announcements to make, but now it is a popular spot for locals to hang out and chat. Close by is the oldest temple in town, the two-tiered pagoda style temple of Bhimsen. According to the ‘Mahabharata’ although not a god, Bhimsen was the mightiest hero and Newars worship him like a god for the protection of their property and for when they go on business journeys. At the bottom of Asan Tole, there is Amar Narayan Mandir, the large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The erotic carvings on the wooden structures are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka. Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. The large temple was damaged by the devastating earthquake in 1935 after which it was renovated in its smaller present size. Close to Bhagawati Temple are three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle. Up of the side of Srinagar Hill, you can find Siddhi Binayak Temple, the temple of the God Ganesh. It is said that the sculptors who came to Tansen from Kathmandu to build Amar Narayan Temple, also carved the figure of an elephant on a big stone. It was given the shape of God Ganesh, whose head according to mythology was replaced by the head of an elephant after he was beheaded by his father, Lord Shiva. dhaka-clothing-palpa
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  • Tansen is an undiscovered gem. High above the Kali Gandaki River on the road between Butwal and Pokhara, staying in this charming little town is a very worthwhile detour for a few days. Full of history, this old Newar town with its steep cobblestone streets is virtually traffic-free. The traditional wooden Newari houses with their intricately carved windows line the narrow roads. You can hear the looms clacking as families weave the famous Dhakar fabric that Tansen is known all over Nepal for.

    Most people come here planning to spend one or two nights and end up staying four or five. There is plenty to see and to do here. Take in the beautiful mountain views from Srinagar Hill, explore the fascinating history of Tansen, visit temples, go hiking, drink good coffee, shop for local handicrafts made only here, and live with locals staying in one of the comfortable and hospitable Community Homestays.

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    Tansen is an undiscovered gem. High above the Kali Gandaki River on the road between Butwal and Pokhara, staying in this charming little town is a very worthwhile detour for a few days. Full of history, this old Newar town with its steep cobblestone streets is virtually traffic-free. The traditional wooden Newari houses with their intricately carved windows line the narrow roads. You can hear the looms clacking as families weave the famous Dhakar fabric that Tansen is known all over Nepal for. Most people come here planning to spend one or two nights and end up staying four or five. There is plenty to see and to do here. Take in the beautiful mountain views from Srinagar Hill, explore the fascinating history of Tansen, visit temples, go hiking, drink good coffee, shop for local handicrafts made only here, and live with locals staying in one of the comfortable and hospitable Community Homestays. history-palpa
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  • Tourist Services

    There are a number of good to moderate hotels and lodges in Tansen to suit every budget and need. The hotels and lodges are clean and the staff hospitable. The modern restaurants serve excellent Nepali meals and some even serve continental cuisine.

    Tourist Services There are a number of good to moderate hotels and lodges in Tansen to suit every budget and need. The hotels and lodges are clean and the staff hospitable. The modern restaurants serve excellent Nepali meals and some even serve continental cuisine.
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  • There are regular buses from Kathmandu to Tansen - 296 km from Kathmandu via Butwal and about 324 km from Kathmandu via Pokhara. You can take a daily-scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Bhairahawa. Tansen is conveniently near Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and the popular tourist destination of Pokhara. It is about 3-4 hours drive from either of these cities.
    There are regular buses from Kathmandu to Tansen - 296 km from Kathmandu via Butwal and about 324 km from Kathmandu via Pokhara. You can take a daily-scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Bhairahawa. Tansen is conveniently near Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and the popular tourist destination of Pokhara. It is about 3-4 hours drive from either of these cities.
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  • Tansen is in Palpa district, Lumbini zone.
    Tansen is in Palpa district, Lumbini zone.
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  • Though today's migration movement due to urbanization and decrease in agriculture brings people from all ethnic groups to Tansen, the Newari people still make up a high percentage of the population in the core area. There are also predominant Magar settlements in some parts of Palpa district. The Magars are assumed to be the first settlers in this area.
    Though today's migration movement due to urbanization and decrease in agriculture brings people from all ethnic groups to Tansen, the Newari people still make up a high percentage of the population in the core area. There are also predominant Magar settlements in some parts of Palpa district. The Magars are assumed to be the first settlers in this area.
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  • Newars, originally from the Kathmandu valley, followed opportunities of trade and craft and migrated to different parts of Nepal. In Tansen they found an important crossroad of trading routes and administrative headquarters.
    Newars, originally from the Kathmandu valley, followed opportunities of trade and craft and migrated to different parts of Nepal. In Tansen they found an important crossroad of trading routes and administrative headquarters.
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  • ansen can be visited at any time of the year. While the climate of Palpa varies from tropical to moderate, Tansen is moderate to warm with temperatures between 28 degree Celsius maximum during summer and 8 degree Celsius minimum in the winter. The months of June and July have maximum rain.

    People

    The percentage of the Magar and the Newar population in the district is high. Other inhabitants of Palpa are the Brahmin, Chhetri, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Tamang, and Limbu.

    ansen can be visited at any time of the year. While the climate of Palpa varies from tropical to moderate, Tansen is moderate to warm with temperatures between 28 degree Celsius maximum during summer and 8 degree Celsius minimum in the winter. The months of June and July have maximum rain. People The percentage of the Magar and the Newar population in the district is high. Other inhabitants of Palpa are the Brahmin, Chhetri, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Tamang, and Limbu.
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  • A picturesque hill town lying on the lap of the Shreenagar Hills, Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa district and the hub of the mid west culture of Nepal. The district varies from 250 to 2,000 m in elevation.

    The town has houses strongly influenced by traditional Newari architecture. The name "Tansen" has its origin in the Magar language, meaning "northern settlement." Palpa with its diverse culture and religion falls in the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal.

    A picturesque hill town lying on the lap of the Shreenagar Hills, Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa district and the hub of the mid west culture of Nepal. The district varies from 250 to 2,000 m in elevation. The town has houses strongly influenced by traditional Newari architecture. The name "Tansen" has its origin in the Magar language, meaning "northern settlement." Palpa with its diverse culture and religion falls in the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal.
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  • TANSEN PALPA
    Get charmed by one of the "off-the-beaten-track" destinations in Nepal, the ancient hill town of Tansen. Walk its cobbled bazaar to find a perfect Dhaka topi for yourself. Traverse around Shreenagar Hills, do a day hike to the Rani Mahal on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River or go backpacking along the river trail to find enchanting new routes.

    Midway between the Indian border and Pokhara, Tansen's old artistic Newari houses, and cobbled streets, are waiting to be discovered. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from 16th century for almost 300 years.
    TANSEN PALPA Get charmed by one of the "off-the-beaten-track" destinations in Nepal, the ancient hill town of Tansen. Walk its cobbled bazaar to find a perfect Dhaka topi for yourself. Traverse around Shreenagar Hills, do a day hike to the Rani Mahal on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River or go backpacking along the river trail to find enchanting new routes. Midway between the Indian border and Pokhara, Tansen's old artistic Newari houses, and cobbled streets, are waiting to be discovered. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from 16th century for almost 300 years.
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