Nepal may be famous for its impressive mountain ranges and lush valleys, but there is one more thing that people love about the place: shopping. Yes, you can go shopping in Nepal and discover lots of great finds. Every town has its own interesting collection of products that are worth looking at.
If you love works of art, then you will find Nepal to be a shopper’s paradise. One of the most sought after items in Nepal are Thangka paintings. These are traditional paintings done on silk, although some versions are now done on cotton. The painting usually has an embroidered image of a Buddhist deity or a concentric figure called mandala, which holds a spiritual significance for Buddhists. The art originated from Tibet and was said to have reached Nepal after a Nepali princess married the son of a Tibetan ruler. The best place to buy thangkas is beside Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley. You can also find them in Tibetan Thangka Treasure and Indigo Gallery shops. [Read more…]