Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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The ancient city Bhaktapur lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley which is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal and this old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in large group. you can visit to this place to experience Nepali culture,tradition,religion from right way.we are here to support you for your tours.
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Shrikant R
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May 2022 • Family
After our trek to Manaslu our tour company Green Valley Trekking organized a day trip to Bhaktapur. It is a short drive from Kathmandu. A UNESCO heritage site mostly rebuilt after the 2013 earthquake the site has 4 squares boasting numerous temples each one a jewel in its own right. Not to be missed is the Thangka School where students work on the ancient art under the guidance of masters, also a place to buy genuine thangkas. Another not yo be missed is the special sweet yoghurt called Juju dahu. The local market will entrance with its colors. One of the highlights is the peacock doorway called the Mona Lisa of Nepal.
Written May 18, 2022
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Thoughtful100
Lincoln, UK234 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
So many seriously old beautiful buildings so close together in one square. Do visit if you can. The craftmanship is amazing in wood, brick, stone and metal. Most of the temples and monuments have been rebuilt or renovated after the 2015 earthquake but some construction work is still underway. They charge to enter the old town, and use the money to add to the restoration effort. Stay there at night to wander round when the crowds have gone - a magical place. In winter in the cold evenings we were the only foreign visitors there it seemed to us, how lucky we were.
Written January 22, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
Nov 2019
There are more than one Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan - all three (3) of these Squares have been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Bhaktapur is about 45 minute drive from Kathmandu city, and the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur (population 107,000) appears to be less crowded with tourists than the one in Kathmandu city (population 1.4 million). When we had visited Bhaktapur Durbar Square in November 2019, there was not much visible evidence of physical damage due to the 2015 earthquake to the structures when compared to Kathmandu - either the earthquake was less severe in Bhaktapur or the restoration work was completed faster here.
The architecture here at Bhaktapur Durbar Square is typical ancient Nepal style with several notable structures in and around the Square area:
Shiva Kedarnath temple, National Art Museum, Nyatapola Temple, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Gopinath Krishna Temple and more.
In addition to the Temples, there is the colorful "back streets" just off the square that have interesting shops to look at including a "Nepal Gurkha Knife" shop containing a variety of different styles - Interesting! It was well worth the drive to come visit Bhaktapur from the big city of Kathmandu.
Written April 26, 2020
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aswanly
aswan13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Bhaktapur and all of Nepal is getting more and more touristic and that is what the country wants. It's a pity that with all the tourism also the charm of most places is dissapearing. The feeling I get by walking around Bhaktapur today is that I am seen as a money machine. You simply can't walk around the streets without being asked to come inside. When the shop keepers see you point your finger at something, they're next to you and getting pushy in trying to sell. The only thing that does with me is that I walk away from their shop because I don't feel free anymore. I am traveling to enjoy my time not to get pushed into buying something.
Written January 2, 2020
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Rajeswary R
30 contributions
Dec 2019
I would recommend getting a tour guide if one is keen on knowing the the history and significance of this place. Walking around aimlessly without a tour guide will lead you to many beautiful buildings but without the true meaning and purpose of those buildings. Every corner seem to have rubble and some kind of upgrading/reconstruction going on. Place was dusty.
Written February 7, 2020
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Sid
Hong Kong, China202 contributions
Feb 2020
Wow, i went early Sunday morning as it was all waking up. The old city is incredible, the buildings, the smells, the noise, the filth (its Nepal, of course its dirty), the shops and the general way of life here is mesmerising. . I took 100s of pictures and thoroughly enjoyed walking around this amazing old city .. .
Written February 24, 2020
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SuBeindra DH
Kathmandu, Nepal11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square) the whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley..wow what a wonderful city!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Martin C
United States5 contributions
Feb 2020
Very popular for traditional architectural buildings that reassembles the history of country. The temples, buildings, are beautiful and interesting. It is one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu valley and must visit place for all travellers to Nepal.
Written October 21, 2020
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Ramkp
Kathmandu, Nepal25 contributions
Apr 2022
This is great place where i enjoyed a lot i like art which i found here, there was one guide who explain me about all temples, i visited inside of Dattatreya there is handicraft shops which is nice.I bought some statue.Life time experience for me
Written May 3, 2022
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Hatha S
Granada, Spain10 contributions
Nov 2019
Walking around Bhaktapur Durbar Square is like travelling in time. The palaces, the streets, the old markets, the smells, the people... It's beautiful even after having suffered like Durbar Square in Kathmandu, the awful consequences of the terrible earthquake of 2015. Very recommended visit.
Written March 2, 2020
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