Newa architecture

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Typical traditional Newa house

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 Nepal. The style has been exported by Nepalese architects including Arniko.

Pagoda temples[edit]

The temple of Pashupatinath
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Slusser, Mary Shepherd. Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley (Two Volumes), Princeton University Press 1982. ISBN 9780691031286
  • Pruscha, Carl. Kathmandu Valley - The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage - A Protective Inventory, Vol. 2, Wien 1975