Newa architecture

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

The temple of Pashupatinath
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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

See also

Further Reading

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