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Chapagaun (Town)

Alternative Names: Va, Wa (new.), Champapur, Capagau


Chapagaun is a Traditional Newar Settlement. One of the 29 Rural Preservation Districts acc. to C. Pruscha (1975).
Gaun as an ending of a name (also written as -gau or - gaon) means a Village (Settlement).
My idea is that each Place (Area) in the Town should be represented by at least one picture of a Temple, a Shrine, a Chaitya and Sculptures.



You`ll find it`s Location in the picture farthest left under
No. 3


Sources of the Pictures

  • Map from N. Gutschow, Newar Towns and Buildings, 1987

  • Cutting of Sheet No. 2785 06C (Tikabhairav)

Here you can find additional descriptions, pictures or drawings to the above mentioned subject

  • Carl Pruscha, Kathmandu Valley - The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage - A Protective Inventory, Vol. 1, Wien 1975

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