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Newari Architecture

Newa architecture is an indigenous style of architecture used by the Newari people in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. It is a style used in buildings ranging from stupas and chaitya monastery buildings to courtyard structures and distinctive houses. The style is marked by striking brick work and a unique style of wood carving rarely seen outside of Nepal. The style has been exported by Nepalese architects including Arniko.

Pagoda temples


A few of the most prominent Newari-style pagodas include:

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Taleju Bhawani temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square - The nine storyed Palace.
  • Nyatapola temple
  • Kumbeshwor temple
  • Nhugha dega temple
  • Changunarayan temple
  • Chandeshwori temple
  • Kasthamandap satal
  • Muktinath temple
  • Naradevi temple
  • Narayanhiti Royal Palace

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