This region located in the east-central part of the country has headquarters at Kathmandu, the country's capital. Nepal's central hill region is north of the Tarai and south of the Great Himalayas. It is the most populous region of Nepal and spans all three eco zones – mountain, hill and plains. Popular destinations of the region are Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. The capital city of Kathmandu is situated in a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and fascinating villages and offers many tourist attractions including world famous Pashupatinath Temple. Central region chief attractions include Chitwan National Park and Lumbini, the revered birthplace of the Buddha.