Architecture of Nepal
Architecture in Nepal varies little, even by use as houses,
temples, and other buildings tend to have similar styles. This, in addition to the
fact that most Nepalese architecture is built from wood, leaves little historic
architecture. This architectural style is essentially wood or brick buildings with
tall, sloping roofs, similar to that of India and
The greatest variations in architecture come not in style, but in purpose. Even
today most buildings are in this style; however there are variations from houses
and commercial buildings to Buddhist or Hindu temples.
Among the Buddhism monuments, the most extreme example is the stupa, which
is a funerary monument for Buddhists and generally found further to the north. These
tend to be tall monuments, which can reach higher than most buildings in some cases.