Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square known to be blessed with cultures, temples, arts, crafts, and potteries, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the current town of Bhaktapur also known as Khwopa. You can explore the astounding architecture, pond, new types of customs, festivals, temples and aura of music. It is also famous for its Dahi (yogurt) known as “Ju Ju Dahi”

Far from crowded places, it is blessed by nature and very peaceful most of the time. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square has some major attractions for travelers which you must explore, and some traditional foods you must try.

55 window Palace=It is the main attraction of Durbar Square, which consists of 55 windows as said in the name, built during the reign of the Malla King Yaksha Malla in 1427 A.D. and again remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century. Wood-carving of all the windows is very unique and it is the oldest monument of Nepal.

Nayatapola Temple=Nayatapola means five tiers in “Newari” language and symbolize 5 basic elements. It is the tallest pagoda ever built with perfect architecture in Nepal. It took three generations to complete the Nayatapola temple which was built for Goddess Siddhi Laxmi.

Lions Gate=The magnificent and masterpiece gate was built at King Bhupatindra Malla period in 1696 A.D. The gate has two lions, which symbolizes the elements of power and protection. It is said that the craftsman who built it had their hand severed so that no more of such Masterpiece could be re-produced.

The best time to visit in Bhaktapur Durbar is from October to December.

Know more about other heritage sites of Nepal here.

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