The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Ranibari Community Forest||2020||3.2km||site_ao|
|Apollo Lunar Sample Displays||2020||1.9km||site_ao|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||2019||12.3km||site_ao|
|The Pashupatinath Temple||2019||4km||site_ao|
|Kathmandu Durbar Square||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|The Garden of Dreams||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|The Oldest Hindu Temple Still in Use in the Kathmandu Valley||2019||11.8km||site_ao|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.