The Oldest Known examples of Architecture in Nepal are Stupas of early Buddhist constructions in Lumbini, South-western Nepal, and a few in Kathmandu Valley too. The famous Chinese Travel Book Tang Dynasty from 650 AD describes contemporary Nepali Architecture made with Wood, Metal, and Stone. Pagoda Architecture is one of the most famous of them all.
Kathmandu Valley is the reach of the most famous art and architecture in Nepal. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swambhu Nath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, and many more are the living Museum and best places to learn and research about the Archaeological facts of Nepal. Besides Kathmandu Valley Gorkha is another Best place to research early Nepal’s architecture. Further, we can visit the Lumbini and Kapilbastu areas to research more about the Buddha’s Time Art and Architecture.
The most well-developed Nepali Painting Tradition is Thanka, Paubha, and Mandala Panting. The old-age panting originally influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and practiced and developed as the culture by Buddhist Monks and Newar Artisans.