Sunday, December 23, 2012

Golden Jubilee Year of Nepal-Japan Diplomatic Relations


In year 2006, Nepal and Japan have celebrated the Golden Jubilee Year  for their Diplomatic Relations. They issued the joint stamp feature the religious temple, Nyatapola Temple and Horyuji Temple.


Nyatapola Temple is a 5 story pagoda located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 5 month period from late 1701 into 1702.

Nyatapola Temple is the temple of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity.This beautifully sculptured building is considered one of the tallest pagodas in the country and is a lovely example of the immense workmanship that went into buildings of this type. This five-storey temple with a five-tier roof that stands just over thirty meters high can be reached by walking up a flight of steps that leads to the top of the platform.



Hōryū-ji Temple  is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law as  the complex serving as both a seminary and monastery.

The temple's pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji's place as one of the most celebrated temples in Japan.

In 1993, Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures

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