The Story Of Newa Chén
In the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, nature blends well with tradition. No wonder Kathmandu valley has been declared as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization. Newari culture, temples and traditional houses in the Kathmandu Valley tell stories of richness, ingenuity and creativity of people. Traditional beliefs, life style and rituals of people are deeply associated with values, love of God, respect and humbleness . Small entry doors that require the visitor to bow when entering a Newari home signifies a symbolic offering of respect to the place where they dwell. Newari houses were built with great care, imagination and creativity to make one feel the warmth around its coziness and richness of art.
A Newari house is characterized by the use of natural materials, the intricate wood carving and brickwork, low ceilings and welcoming atmosphere. Newa Chén has remained true to these values.
The UNESCO, the Patan Tourism Development Organization and lovers of heritage determined that few remaining Newari houses in the valley must survive. Thus Newa Chén, a private ancestral home belonging to Hyaamo family, was renovated under a UNESCO project and had its inauguration on the 21st of June 2006. Newa Chén already got lot of love, admiration and kinship from people and the press.