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Chitwan National Park
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Chitwan National Park is situated in a plain at the foot of the Himalayas, right on the border to India. The area in which the park is located is called Terai and has not only the highest precipitation levels, but is also the warmest and most forested part of Nepal. Once, Terai was sparsely populated, hard to reach and dominated by thick forests, swamps and swarms of mosquitoes. Wild animals lived here and the malaria risk was omnipresent. Still, it was the favorite hunting ground for Nepal’s wealthy as well as monarchs from abroad and they arrived in droves from Kathmandu to hunt rhinos, elephants, bears, tigers and leopards when they were still plentiful here.

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Bhupatindra Malla Statue
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Erected in 1699, this iconic statue of King Bhupatindra Malla is located at the Vatsala Durga Temple and the only remaining royal pillar in the Katmandu Valley. Travelers can see the former ruler’s hands folded into prayer atop this important city symbol. Detail-oriented visitors may even notice the small bird perched atop the serpent’s head, which is said to support the entire capital. Though tucked among some of the area’s most incredible examples of architecture, history and art, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla is not to be missed.

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