Bhaktapur trekking information

Location

27° 40' 22.8" N, 85° 25' 40.44" E

Bhadgaon or Khwopa are the alternative names of Bhaktapur which is an ancient Newari town situated 14 km east from Kathmandu city. Bhaktapur is one of the 3 historic cities of Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur can easily be reached by a taxi or by a Bhaktapur Express from Bag Bazaar bus stop. A tourist has to pay an entry fee to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur means "the city of devotees" and it is famous for Yoghurt (King Yoghurt). Bhaktapur is a home of traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich in local customs and culture.

Bhaktapurs’ tourist’s attractions are -

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the world heritage sites in the country. It reflects rich culture, art and architectural designs. Golden gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows. This Golden gate was known as the world's most beautiful and richly carved specimens.

Nyatapole Temple stands 30m tall and it is the tallest temple in the Kathmandu Valley built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD. It has figures of wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins and goddesses on its five terraces.

Bhairavnath Temple was originally built by King Jagar Jyoti Malla as one-storey pagoda but in 1718 AD King Bhupenda Malla changed it into a three storey temple. Bhairavnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav - god of Terror.

Dattatraya Temple was built in 1427 AD and it was built from a wood of single tree.

In Bhaktapur National Art Gallery guest can see the rare paintings, manuscripts with painted covers. The gallery also contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images which show the medieval art tradition of Nepal.

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