Sankhu (Shankharapur) is one of the oldest typical NewariVillage of Kathmandu district. According to the ancient book (Manisaili Mahabadan) It was formed at 1801 Kaligat Sambat KS (700 years earlier that Roman mythology). It is spread around five VDC’s (Pukhulachhi, Suntole, Bajrayogini, Lapsephedi, Indrayani). The population of Sankhu is around twenty two thousand. It is 17 km east-north far from the kathamandu city, situated at the altitude of 1328 meters from the sea level. Sankhu is surrounded by Manichod Mountain from north and east while Nagarkot, Changu Narayan and Boudha Nath are the nearest world famous destination from sankhu. Sankhu holds lot of temples, imaged, cultures, traditional dances, great model of wood carvings, jungles and mountain for hiking and safari, religion harmony. The place is rich in both natural landscape and cultural aspect with abundance of beauty, antique and mesmerizing tourism probability.Add Sankhu and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu online trip maker .
カトマンズから少し離れた郊外の古い街並みがいい。タクシーで一時間もかからない。ここもやっぱり大震災の影響は大きく、被災した民家や寺院は痛ましい。しかしながら、カトマンズ盆地のなかに、こんなに素朴な暮らしが息づいているなんて、なんて素晴らしいんだろう。人と暮らしの風景は心にしみこんでくる。 more »The old town in the suburbs which is a little far from Kathmandu is good. It takes less than an hour by taxi. The impact of the earthquake is also great, and the houses and temples that have been affected are tragic. However, it is wonderful that such a simple life is alive in the average of the Kathmandu basin. The scenery of the person and the life sinks into the mind.
Un bel villaggio da visitare facendo due passi in zona per scoprire un po' come sono strutturati i villaggi della valle allontanandosi un po' dalla capitale e dalla grande città. Purtroppo anche nei p... more »A nice village to visit taking two steps in the area to discover a little ' how are the villages of the valley moving away a bit ' from the capital and the big city. Unfortunately even in small villages, the squares and temples were destroyed by the earthquake, but it is still worth taking a mini walk to savor the life of the villages.
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