Popular religious sites in Nepal
Nepal is a cultural mecca, it is architecturally rich with religious sites in the form of monasteries, gompas and stupas, many guarding a treasure trove of vivid artwork that is a feast for the eyes.
It is no surprise that the country is peppered with these structures, in the 2011 consensus over 99% of the population identified as being a part of a religion and the spiritual nature of the country is inescapable. But what is a surprise, is the bright and psychedelic dyes that have created the powerful art that lines the walls of these buildings – a stark contrast to the rugged landscape.
It has been said that the art here is ‘at its purest level, art of the imagination’ and we can vouch for it, it's guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.
You'll find some of our favorite sites below with a little explanation as to what a monastery, a gompa and a stupa is. At the bottom of the page you can also check out our guided treks in Nepal, we visit the sites below and many more as we take you off the beaten track and venture through this diverse country.