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Kirtipur, Nepal
Kirtipur, Nepal
Kirtipur is located 5Km in the South West of Kathmadu, on a small mountain ridge. The city spreads over 2 hilltops. It is on an old trade route to India. Kirtipur was once an independent kingdom, and because of its strategic hilltop location, it was the last kingdom conquered by King Prithvi Narayan Shah when he unified Nepal in the late 18th century. Kirtipur is one of the oldest Newari settlements in the valley. The summit of the southern hill is crowned by the splendid Buddhist shrine of Chilamchu Bihar. At the Northern side is the Uma Mahesvara Temple, also from here spectacular views over the Kathmandu Valley. This three storey temple is dedicated to Shiva. Other sites include Bagh Bhairav. It is the cultural and social centre of Kirtipur there is a magnificent temple of Dhun Baira-dyo.
There are also of other smaller shrines and stupas, a walking tour through the narrow streets offer a step in the past, with its brick houses, wood carving workshops. [edit text]  [editors]

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