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Architecture of Nepal

Architecture in Nepal varies little, even by use as houses, temples, and other buildings tend to have similar styles. This, in addition to the fact that most Nepalese architecture is built from wood, leaves little historic architecture. This architectural style is essentially wood or brick buildings with tall, sloping roofs, similar to that of India and Bhutan.

The greatest variations in architecture come not in style, but in purpose. Even today most buildings are in this style; however there are variations from houses and commercial buildings to Buddhist or Hindu temples.

Among the Buddhism monuments, the most extreme example is the stupa, which is a funerary monument for Buddhists and generally found further to the north. These tend to be tall monuments, which can reach higher than most buildings in some cases.

Further to the south, most of the religious structures are Hindu temples. These temples tend to have multiple roofs and are heavily colored; they don't have an equivalent in India or elsewhere.

This page was last updated: July, 2012