In the southern foothills of the Himalayas, there is a very underdeveloped country, Nepal, the only thing known to the world is the "Nepalese Saber". Since the Qing Dynasty in China, Nepal has sent emissaries to Beijing every five years...
1. Peculiar marriage system
Nepal is bordered by India and is a typical backward country with more women than men. There are 300,000 more young women than men in the entire country, but the institution of marriage will leave you dumbfounded, where the government allows polygamous and even high-status women to "marry" several husbands at once.
2. The most unique flag in the world
The flag of Nepal is unique in the world and is the only irregular graphic flag consisting of two triangles overlapping. The red flag represents bravery, and the blue flag side symbolizes good luck. And Nepal's national emblem with Mount Everest is also unique.
3. The country of mountains
Nepal is an approximately rectangular country, 900 kilometers long from east to west and about 200 kilometers wide from north to south, with a huge difference in altitude between north and south. The entire country is attached to the southern side of the Himalayas, and more than half of the world's top ten peaks are on its borders, so it is also known as the "country of high mountains".
4. Newar girls are to marry twice
Women of the Newar ethnic group live in western Nepal and undergo two marriages in their lives, the first at the age of nine to a "bell fruit tree" plant, and the second time to marry a designated person at the behest of their parents, and no divorce is allowed for the rest of their lives.
5. The menstrual period should be locked up
Most men in Nepal are idle, while women are responsible for household chores to support their families. Women here also have to suffer another kind of injustice, during the days of each menstrual period, the husband's family does not allow the wife to enter the house, menstruation will be regarded as an ominous thing, during this time the woman has to live alone in a small dark room. However, with the development of society, this phenomenon has become much less.
6. Nepal's national network is supplied by China
The only foreign consulate in Lhasa is the Nepalese Consulate, which was also built with the aid of the Tibet Autonomous Region government. Tibet has also helped build Nepal's national network and national electricity, but electricity is supplied in different periods.
7. Fierce individual combat ability
Although Nepal is a small and poor country, its military strength cannot be underestimated. This mountain country has produced powerful Gurk mercenaries, and many organizations are feared by the traditional Nepalese Army knife, and Nepalese soldiers often win awards in international individual competitions.
8. Low-end version of "Mongolia"
Nepal and Mongolia are like twin brothers, the two countries have many similarities, both are landlocked countries surrounded by two big countries, both are poor countries in need of international assistance, they were both Chinese dependencies in the past, and most of the infrastructure construction of the two countries was built by China...
9. Porter on Mount Everest
Mount Everest tourism is Nepal's key economic source, the Bayet people are specialized in mountain guides, they live in the southern side of the Himalayan plateau, known as the "Everest porter", because of the perennial activity of the mountain plateau so the lung capacity is amazing, from the south side of the adventure team of Mount Everest are basically looking for them as a guide. More than 300 Nepalis die in avalanches on Mount Everest every year.
10. The queen of Songtsen Gampo is Nepali
Nepal was called "Nibhara" during the Tang Dynasty, and the first queen of Songtsen Gampo was the "Princess Ruzun" of Nebra. However, he died early three years later, and only later married Princess Wencheng.
11. The city of romance
Kathmandu is also known as the Switzerland of Asia, with its picturesque rolling mountains, and the only route in the world to cross the Himalayas is Chengdu - Kathmandu. Chinese restaurants are very popular here, and there is a variety of dishes, such as Nepalese noodle cakes, Chinese roast chicken, hand-grilled lamb, and dubak soup.
12. Consumption levels in Nepal
Nepal's consumption level is relatively low, the per capita income here is only about 300 yuan, high-end fast food restaurants only need about 5 yuan for a meal, international hotels only need 671 nights, and taxi fares start at only about 5 cents.