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Artful lodgings add a sense of heritage to visit

Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu is an oasis of calm amid the smoggy streets and blaring truck horns of Nepal's capital, set within a cavernous maze of traditional clothing shops, age-old momo joints and shifty tourist traps.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

Take a countryside break from city pollution

While there are plenty of sights in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to keep visitors busy for a few days, it's also enjoyable to head out of the city for a day or overnight trip to get a sense of the countryside.

The ancient city of Bhaktapur, 12km or a one-hour drive from Kathmandu, makes an ideal break from the hustle and pollution.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The laws of nurture

On a bright winter's afternoon in one of the greener, smarter suburbs of Kathmandu, a group of 18 students laugh and chatter happily as they file through the gates of one of Nepal's top private schools.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Ki Chun-yim

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Proactive author aims to encourage Nepali writers

All he wanted was a decent book. So starts the story of Allen Lane who, on a platform at Exeter train station in 1935, was unable to find anything worth reading. His disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company. The imprint was Penguin.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A glimpse into life in Nepal


Eight of the world's 10 highest mountains are found in Nepal. Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, is there. Nepal lies between China and India. It has nearly 30 million people. There is less than one telephone per 19 people. The country is 800 kilometres long, but only 200km wide.

Moving plates

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Tell us about your culture

I'm a Nepali. Nepal is a land-locked Asian country located near China and India.


In my country, there are many types of belief.

The majority of people are Hindu. A minority of them are Buddhists; there are very few Christians or Muslims.

National food

9 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Wanted: inspiring role models

An innovation forum is looking for Hong Kong's most inspiring youth role models.

Twelve candidates have been nominated for the Top MaD Model award shortlist as part of Make a Difference (MaD), a forum which aims to encourage young people to explore their possibilities and make the world a better place.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Nepalis paid less than local building workers

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Life support

Asha screams with pain and exhaustion. Her body contorts in agony as she writhes on the hard wooden bed with its thin mattress; her knuckles bleeding and bruised from flailing against the bare stone walls of the cramped, dusty hut. The slight young woman has been in labour for more than 36 hours as her baby fights to enter the world.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Detours: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

It's the classic contrast of modern extravagance and ancient spiritualism. From the air, northeast Kathmandu is dominated by two structures. One is the Hyatt Regency's 14-hectare manicured compound and the other is the massive Boudhanath Stupa, one of Tibetan Buddhism's largest and most holy sites.

8 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

On top of the world

Nepal is where the majesty of the Himalayas merges into the heat and dust of the Indian plains. Journeys into this magnificent country will invariably start in the capital, Kathmandu.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Film exposes Irish poet preying on Nepali teens

During his annual visits to Nepal, Irish poet Cathal O'Searcaigh spent many afternoons outside high school gates, handing out business cards to male students, along with cash worth two months' tuition.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Democracy for high Himalayas comes by yak teams, helicopter

On the snowy trails of Nepal's Himalayas, teams of porters, ponies and yaks are busy hauling election kits to remote polling stations in preparation for a national vote on April 10.

While serious political and security issues have many wondering if the election will take place, an enormous logistical effort is under way to make a poll possible.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

From treks, skis to tricks, sleaze

Srijana Giri, a pretty 20-year-old dressed in a sparkly black top and huge hoop earrings, downs her glass of beer so fast, it trickles down her chin and leaves her coughing. 'I have to drink a lot before I dance,' she says, with a watery-eyed smile.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am