21 - 25 November Hyatt Regency, Nepal
- About Convention
Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, is like no other city in the world. A valley nestled among gentle hills on all sides, it comprises of the three rival royal historical cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Today the city, Nepal’s cultural and political hub, covers an area of 220 square miles. Each of the historical cities boast ‘durbar squares’ with unique but intertwined histories and attractions. The historical cities are like an open-air museum, displaying the most magnificent examples the valley’s ancient building practices of wood fired brick and carved wood and bronze.
While temples might be considered the best exemplars of ancient Newari art and architecture, many of the houses are still inhabited to this day and form the beating heart of these old cities. Each historical cityalso has itsown ancient palace and museum with artifacts and art dating back several centuries. The Kathmandu valley was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1979.