Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the most important tourist site in Bhaktapur. It contains four districts square i.e. Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square. It is one of the most visited sites. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most fascinating structures here is the 55 window palace. It was built by Malla King Yaksha Malla in 1427 AD and in the 17th century it was modified by King Bhupendra.

Attractions:

The fascinating structure of 55 window palace.

Batsala temple which is a stone temple dedicated to goddess Batsala Devi.

Statue of BhupatindraMalla

Nyatapola temple which is a 5 storey temple representing the 5 basic elements and is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built.

The Golden gate which is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world.

The Lion’s gate which was produced by an craftsman whose hands were cut off after finishing the gate by an envious King of Bhaktapur so that such masterpiece would not be created again.

There are many temples inside the Bhaktapur Darbar Square such as erotic elephant temple, Badhrinath temple, GopiNath temple, etc.

Activities:

How to Get There

Bus: You can go to Bhaktapur from Kathmandu by bus. There are many buses that goes to Bhaktapur but u can find the bus in Ratna Park Bus Park easily. The cost will be 40 to 50 rupees.

Taxi: You can go to Bhaktapur easily from taxi but the cost will be above 900 rupees so bargain hard if you go by taxi.