Nuwakot, Bagmati

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Nuwakot
नुवाकोट
city
Nuwakot Palace
Nuwakot Palace
Nuwakot is located in Nepal
Nuwakot
Nuwakot
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°54′49″N 85°09′53″E / 27.91361°N 85.16472°E / 27.91361; 85.16472Coordinates: 27°54′49″N 85°09′53″E / 27.91361°N 85.16472°E / 27.91361; 85.16472
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Nuwakot District
Government
 • Type Nepalese government
Elevation 1,022 m (3,353 ft)
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Nuwakot नुवाकोट is a village in Nuwakot district of central Nepal. It is the most central settlement in the entire country. Located just 75 km from Kathmandu, this historic town was once the capital of the Valley in the days before the unification of Nepal.


The palace complex was constructed in the 18th Century to serve as an important stop on the bustling Tibetan-Kathmandu Valley trade route.[1] Built in the Malla style, the architecture of the complex is divided into the main palace, the Bhairab Temple, as well as other temples and shrines.[2]


The palace complex was constructed in the 18th Century to serve as an important stop on the bustling Tibetan-Kathmandu Valley trade route.[3] Built in the Malla style, the architecture of the complex is divided into the main palace, the Bhairab Temple, as well as other temples and shrines.[4]

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