Browsing Month January, 2012

Nagarjun Forest Reserve

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One of the last areas of undisturbed forest in the Kathmandu Valley, this peaceful reserve feels far from the city, though it is only about 4km north of Thamel. The reserve — also known as Rani Ban or Queen’s Forest — is home to deer, pheasants and monkeys. Birdspotters will delight in the fact that Nagarjun and neighbouring Shivapuri National Park have recorded 318 bird species. Walk the footpath to the summit (2,095m) for wide valley views, or come here to climb or mountain bike. There have been security issues here in the past so do not walk alone.

Peaceful places

Honorary Consulate of Morocco

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Embassies

Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA)

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Corruption is a social evil having pervasive nature. It is prevalent in various forms and dimensions. It has been deeply rooted in society as a ‘convention’, ‘tradition’, ‘psychological need’ and ‘necessity’ with a regular practice not only in public service, but also in business transaction and other kinds of dealings as well. All strata of the society have been adversely affected by corruption. Corruption is also the issue of governance and effective management. Corruption control is the most urgent and imperative task to be accomplished in Nepal to establish a fair and transparent governance system.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), is an apex constitutional body to curb corruption and its tentacles in the country. Interim constitution of Nepal 2007 has empowered CIAA to investigate and probe cases against the persons holding any public office and their associates who are indulged in the abuse of authority by way of corruption and/or improper conduct.

CIAA is the distinctive anti-corruption agency in South-Asia, which plays the role of an ombudsman, investigator and prosecutor as well. It aims to crack down the corruption issues at a national level with system-based approach. It also focuses on detection and punishment of corrupt acts on the one hand and social, cultural and institutional reform on the other.

Government

Honurary Consulate of Mexico

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Embassies

Russian Center of Science & Culture

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The Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Kathmandu has been operating in Nepal since 1979. The chief goal of the big scope of activities undertaken by the Centre is aimed at promoting friendly relations and co-operation between Russia and Nepal through “people’s diplomacy” particularly in the field of science, culture and education. Being the Russian state institution it is an integral part of the Russian cultural centres’ network which comprises more than 50 countries of the world. Its work is coordinated by the Russian Centre of International Scientific and Cultural Co-operation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Cultural Performances

Nepal Election Committee

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The Election Commission of Nepal is the body responsible for monitoring elections, as well as registering parties and candidates and reporting election outcomes, in Nepal. It was born out of the 1950 revolution in Nepal, and was established in law in 1951, although it has been changed somewhat by law over time. It has six members who serve for six-year terms, as established by the Interim Constitution of Nepal.

Government

Hotel Prince Hotel

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The hotel has 30 well – furnished rooms with attached bathroom that has 24 hour hot and cold running water. Each room has been designed to make its guest feel at home. Both Standard and Deluxe rooms are available. Rooms are fitted with air conditioning, multi channel television and telephone with STD and ISD connection. The hotel has also taken good care of the guests culinary demands with its multi cuisine restaurant serving Continental, Indian,Chinese and Nepali dishes. The restaurant is open all day long and room service is also available. The hotel offers all the services required by an international traveller including safe deposit boxes, laundry and Dry cleaning, luggage storage communication center and information counter. The hotel can also make travel, trekking and rafting arrangements.

2 Star Hotels , Hotels

Acme Guest House

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Acme Guest House is one of the middle ranged hotels of central Thamel which is in a quiet corner and isolated from the common din. They have been in this business since 1995 and have earned enough experience of hospitality.

1 Star Hotels , Budget Hotels , Hotels

Hotel Magnificent View

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Each of the 20 well-furnished guestrooms at the hotel ensures a comfortable stay with industry-standard room amenities. Each of the hotel’s guestrooms offers satellite/cable TV, desk, air conditioning, television. Services and amenities available for guests at this Kathmandu accommodation consist of family room, meeting facilities, room service, restaurant. For a more enjoyable stay, guests can take advantage of a variety of recreational facilities, including garden. These top-class facilities are complemented to excellent services to meet the needs of visitors to Kathmandu.

3 Star Hotels , Hotels

Hotel Norbu Linka

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The Hotel Norbu Linka is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Kathmandu. This 2-star property offers travelers a choice of 46 pleasant rooms that are equipped with the standard amenities of hotels in its class. In-room facilities include television, air conditioning, satellite/cable TV, internet access – wireless (complimentary). This Kathmandu accommodation contains all of the facilities and conveniences you would expect from a hotel in its class. The hotel creates a balance of rich culture and modern convinience to ensure you a memorable stay.

2 Star Hotels , Hotels

Hotel Harati

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With its central location, Hotel Harati is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Kathmandu. The hotel provides all the amenities that today’s travelers desire in all of its 80 rooms. The guestrooms are equipped with shower, air conditioning, television, complimentary bottled water. This beautiful Kathmandu accommodation provides meeting facilities, 24hr room service, coffee shop, restaurant to suit all guests’ utmost convenience. For a more enjoyable stay, guests can take advantage of a variety of recreational facilities, including garden. Along with its convenient location in Kathmandu, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests. With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay.

3 Star Hotels , Hotels

Hotel Wonderland The Trekker’s Inn

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Wonderland The Trekker’s Inn hotel is located at Thamel (The heart of Kathmandu ), yet away from the chaos and heavy traffic. Wonderland The Trekker’s Inn Hotel provides the perfect place to simply arrive, relax and unwind in a family environment, whilst enjoying the excitement of Thamel at your doorstep. Wonderland The Trekker’s Inn Hotel also offers cheap accommodation options if you are travelling on a budget.

2 Star Hotels , Hotels

Airport Hotel

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The Airport Hotel, Kathmandu is expediently located in Airport Ring Road, Sinamangal, just two minutes walk from Tribhuvan International Airport. Other prominent city landmarks within 200 meters radius are the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal Golf Club and Tilganga Eye Hospital. It is conveniently linked with all major commercial districts and tourist sites of the valley.

Just, 50 meters away from the bus station Airport Hotel offers conveniences of a star hotel at affordable cost. With the slogan “Explore Your Experience”, they provide excellent services including a revolving restaurant for fine dining, the lounge bar and atrium café. Offering a blend of conscientious service, comfortable bedding and mouth watering food varieties along with the facilities of two banquet halls, ample parking space and Wi-Fi system among others.

4 Star Hotels , Hotels

Arcadia Apartment Hotel

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The hotel has a total of 7 well-appointed rooms designed with the guests’ comfort in mind. In-room facilities include television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, desk. Guests staying at this Kathmandu accommodation can enjoy a wide range of hotel facilities such as restaurant, shops, coffee shop. With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay.

Situated in the happening area of Thamel, Arcadia Apartments offer a respite in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu’s tourist hub. Given how Thamel holds ample spots for souvenir shopping, some of the best eateries in the country as well as a plethora of pubs and bars – it’s the place to be. With lively streets full of color and a variety of people, there’s never a boring moment in the gullies and unending paths. In the hype of the city, Arcadia Apartments is the only apartment that offers more than comfortable accommodation at affordable prices, the apartments are suitable for long term and short term travelers who want a place to call ‘home’ while in Nepal.

3 Star Hotels , Hotels

Thamel Eco Resort

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43 room eco-friendly boutique hotel in Kathmandu with a beautiful courtyard garden has 24 deluxe, 3 suite, 13 standard and 2 room with common bathrooms. While the pillars of the hotel at its entrance and the carvings over its windows replicate the artful heritage of Nepalese architecture, you feel like being in a traditional Nepali home in some of its rooms that display typical Nepalese pottery. A miniature Buddhist stupa in the middle of its front courtyard brings an ambience of peace, conveying the chief concern of the hotel to offer you a full repose of body and mind. It is only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and has a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. Thamel Eco Resort (TER) is renowned for its hospitality and homey environment. The hotel offers accommodation of international standard at reasonable rates with all the basic amenities essential for a deluxe hotel.

3 Star Hotels , Hotels

Hotel Manaslu

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All 60 rooms at this 3.5-star property offers well-furnished rooms and attentive service. Each guestroom is tastefully appointed with air conditioning, hair dryer, internet access – LAN, non smoking rooms. Guests staying at this Kathmandu accommodation can enjoy a wide range of hotel facilities such as safety deposit boxes, room service, airport transfer. Hotel’s guests can experience on-site latest leisure and sports facilities such as garden, sauna, steamroom. Modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests’ satisfaction. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service of international standard.

4 Star Hotels , Hotels , Neighborhood - Lazimpat

Embassy of the People’S Republic of China

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Nepal and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations on 1 August 1955.

epal and China share a long border, spanning a range of about 1414 Kilometres. The two Governments resolved border issue amicably in 1961, and have been conducting joint inspection of the border at regular intervals.

Nepal and China are supporting each other in many international forums, including the United Nations. Nepal has always been upholding ‘One China’ principle and is committed not to allow Nepalese territory to be used against China’s interests. Government, in a press release issued on 16 March 2005, unequivocally supported the Anti-secession Legislation enacted by the National People’s Congress on 14 March 2005. At the same time, Nepal has also appreciated ‘one country two systems’ principle as enunciated by China and applied successfully in Hong Kong and Macao in the form of special administrative regions.

Embassies

Asa Archives

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Asa Archives is situated in a private house in Kulumbbhula on the western fringe of the older part of Kathmandu town in Nepal. Visitors are invited to view the collection of rare and ancient manuscripts displayed at Asa Archives, all of which offer insight into the history and traditions of medieval Kathmandu. The archives contain more than 6,000 loose-leaf handwritten books and about 1,000 palm-leaf manuscripts. The oldest manuscript in the collection is believed to date back to 1464 AD.

Asa Archives was named in honor of the late Mr. Asha Man Singha Kansaker, the father of Mr. Prem Bahadur Kansakar (1917-1991). As a prominent activist, educationist, social worker and Newar writer, Mr. Prem Bahadur Kansakar founded several social, cultural, literary and educational institutes. The personal collections of this well respected family formed the foundation of the Asa Archives, which opened to the public in 1987.

Most of the manuscripts and documents housed at Asa Archives are written in Sanskrit or Nepal Bhasa, also known as Newari Script. Sanskrit is a classical language which is spoken in India and Nepal. It is one of India’s 23 official languages, as well as being a sacred or liturgical language of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. Vedic Sanskrit is an archaic form of Sanskrit that dates as far back as 1500 BCE. Nepal Bhasa, or Newari Script, is one of about 500 Sino-Tibetan languages and is one of the foremost languages of Nepal. Nothing can be stated with certainty about the origins of Nepal Bhasa and the language has evolved over time. “The Palmleaf from Uku Bahal” from 1114 AD is the earliest dated document in Nepal Bhasa.

Recognizing that these ancient documents deteriorate with time, a project was undertaken in the summer of 2005 for the conservation and digitization of the manuscripts and books stored at Asa Archives. The documents include Buddhist and Hindu texts, manuals of magic and divination, medical texts, and manuscripts on astrology and astronomy. Unique to Nepal are the land grants written on rolled palm leaf manuscripts with clay seals.

Great care was taken to restore manuscripts where possible before digitally copying them. Unfortunately, some of the rolled manuscripts had become very brittle and could not be unrolled without damaging them. Further research needs to be done on how to deal with these. However, the best part of the precious collection of documents stored at Asa Archives has been preserved for the benefit of future Nepalese generations as well as for visitors from all over the world.

Libraries , Museums

Kaiser Library

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Kathmandu contains the Kaiser Library, located in the Kaiser Mahal on the ground floor of Ministry of Education building. The collection which totals around 45,000 books, is derived from a personal collection of the Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Rana. It covers a wide range of subjects including history, law, art, religion, philosophy etc. and a Sanskrit manual of ‘Tantra’, believed to be over 1000 years old.

The Kaiser Library is situated in the Kaiser Mahal a central city of Kathmandu valley, and right in front of the Western Gate of the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace. Kaiser Mahal was the residence of Late Field Marshal Kaiser Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana son of the late Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana.The Kaiser Library itself is unique in terms of art, architecture, cultural heritage, photographs, and paintings mingled at one place.

Kaiser Library is one of the unique and oldest Libraries in Nepal. It was established in 2026 B.S. (1969 A.D.) with the donated of personal collection by Her Hiness Krishna Chandra Devi Rana as per the will and in memory of her late husband Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana since its establishment Kaiser Library has been operating under the Ministry of Education Government of Nepal as an independent authority in itself. The Library has a total of 50,000 books, documents and pictures aving historical importance.

Government , Libraries , Museums

Nepal National Library

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The National Library of Nepal, is located in Patan, the largest in country with in excess of more than 70,000 books, mostly in English, but also with many in Nepali, Sanskrit, Hindi and Newari. The library is in possession of rare scholarly books in Sanskrit and English dating from the 17th century AD.

The Nepal National Library was established in January 1957 (Poush 2013 BS) by the government. The core collection was the personal library of Rajguru Hem Raj Pandey, Spiritual advisor to the king, which had been purchased for the Nation in 1956. The collection was moved to Skri Dhoka, a building within the complex of Singha Durbar. The Nepal National Library was moved to its present location, the Rana Palace called Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, Lalitpur in 1961, where it occupies the southern wing on the first floor of the building. In the early sixties the National library produced an impressive series of publications, making ancient handwritten texts available in printed form. Lending services were started in 1961, and continued for some years. However, full classification and cataloging to suspend lending facilities in order to embark on the mammoth task of cataloging the entire stock. A full card catalogue for the Nepali, English and Hindi collections was finally completed in 1988. Since that time the holidings have been made available to all for reading and reference, but in the interest of preservation, circulation services have not been resumed.

Government , Libraries , Museums

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