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Nuwakot Palace Complex

Date of Submission: 30/01/2008
Criteria: (iii)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Department of Archaeology
State, Province or Region:
Nuwakot District, Bagmati Zone, Central Nepal
Coordinates: N27 54 50 E85 09 51
Ref.: 5260
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Nuwakot Palace Complex which was built in the 18th Century lies on the ancient trade route from the Kathmandu Valley to Tibet. The palace was built in the Malla style of architecture with the fort-like characteristics.   The Complex comprises of the main Nuwakot Palace and various temples and shrines, the most prominent being the Bhairab Temple.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The Nuwakot Palace Complex has been restored by the Department of Archaeology and retains its original form. The complex is well preserved.

Comparison with other similar properties

The Nuwakot Palace Complex has close historical and architectural links to the Medieval Palace Complex of Gorkha (tentative list reference 842).