Panuati is a jewel of a village for the amount of temples, ghats and old homes with wood carvings still in good condition. However, it is VERY poor and abandoned to its fate. The local conservation trust is doing its utmost but it really requires foreign monies to help the locals and their (and our) heritage. I still cannot understand how 7 sites make up only 1 WHS in the Kathmandu valley, but no doubt Panuati IMHO deserves to be included.
Date posted: April 2013
Have you been to The early medieval architectural complex of Panauti? Share your experiences!