55 Window Palace
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,783 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is one of the significant structures in Bhaktapur Durbar Square with NPR 1,500 entrance fee for foreigners. Bhaktapur Durbar Square can be reached within 45 mins from Thamel district in Kathmandu by taxi which cost NPR 1,000 per trip. It was built by King Bhupatindra Malla and completed in 1784 under the reign of King Jaya Ranjit Malla who was the last king of Bhaktapur Malla Kings. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to enter the interior of the palace due to damage after earthquake especially 2015. It is protected under the UNESCO World Heritage which is part of the heritage in Kathmandu Valley. Nevertheless, the magnificence of the structure can still be seen from the exterior building.
Written January 15, 2020
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SuBeindra DH
Kathmandu, Nepal11 contributions
Dec 2019
one of my favourite and beautiful place of bhaktapur is 55 windows palace bhaktapur. we can see alots of wooden designs and arts and also there is structure of stone maded temples... 55 windows palace lies in bhaktapur durbar xetra ... it's a unmissable place for a tourist who visits BHAKTAPUR..
Written January 17, 2020
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,659 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Relatively undamaged by the earthquake and is a beautiful piece of architecture worth the effort. As with many things in Nepal a guide is big help and I recommend a private one so you can do it at your own pace
Written November 3, 2019
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photoguy66degrees
Huntington Beach, CA7,494 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
I spent two afternoons here looking at the numerous sites and sights from Nepal's colorful past. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is well preserved. It took two visits to be able to see everything here and I recommend the same for those who visit here as there is so much to see and photograph. I was even able to get a photo with a very willing Gurkha soldier who posed with me. I've heard so much about their fighting skills and, as a former soldier in the US Army, although no where near as fierce in reputation as him, that I just had to pose with him.
Written August 22, 2014
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Maayan K
42 contributions
Very interesting structure which tells a story about old times. Beautiful for the architectural lovers. Don't skip a tour guide who will explain what lays beyond the building.
Written October 9, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
The 55 window palace is a dominant building down the left side of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square. It was built by one of the early Malla Kings. There is a statue of its builder (King Bhupatindra Malla) just infront of the entrance. Not much of the palace was open when I visited. A guide led me through the golden doorway to the royal pool and that was all.
Written May 10, 2014
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,439 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
We entered the area and were also told that one section could only be entered if you are of hindu origin. No pictures can be taken at that specific area. The rest is also nice with an old pool where the Queen used to bathe.
Written November 19, 2018
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Dubaide
Dubai, United Arab Emirates94 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
You can enter the palace (little 'Golden door' on the side) included in the Square fee. Not much visible nowadays after the earthquake but the pool is magnificent.
Inside the buildings there is also a Hindu temple, available only for hindus.
Written May 28, 2018
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Gianluigi L
Alghero, Italy234 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
What a disappoint .. in the top floor you find a restaurant . I bet is nice with a good view and good food but man, to follow the tourist exigence you cannot ruin such a historical beauty ... wordless
Written January 10, 2018
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Mike D
USA31 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is an excellent example of woodcarving. There is exquisite in detail and the size both large in overall size of the windows and in detail in the craving in each of the windows. I didn't (though wanted to) count the number of windows. the workmanship is fabulous. The upkeep both then and now is spectacular. More than worth the time you will spend. After leaving you will wish you had spent more time. Excuse the dust as they are still recovering from the earthquake. If you only saw the palace you would never know.
Demand this style craft work for your next window project!
Written December 22, 2017
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