Feel the ecstasy at Bhaktapur durbar square
Bhaktapur lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley which is the capital of Nepal. It was once a royal place of Bhaktapur Kingdom. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, Bhaktapur is regarded as the abode of ancient Nepali culture, custom and alluring arts pieces of excellent craftsmanship. If you are traveling to Nepal, then you should not miss Bhaktapur durbar square. The square is situated in front of the royal palace. The complex has four distinct squares, namely Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. It is also known for medieval art and architecture. It has numerous sculpture, woodcarving, and magnificent pagoda temples. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a cultural world heritage site declared by UNESCO.
Attractions of Bhaktapur
55 Window place: it is the main architecture of Bhaktapur durbar square. It was built nearly in the15th century. There is 55 window places. King Yaksha Malla has built these planes.
Golden gate: it forms the primary entrance of this place. It is considered as the most beautiful specimen of this type, in the whole world. You will find the figure of Hindu Goddesses Kali and Garuda on this gate. There are also other Hindu Mythical characters, all sculpted over this.
Lion’s gate: another master piece of this place. The gate has two beautiful stone Hindu diets on both sides of this gate. You will be astonished to know that, the hands of the artists who constructed this gate were cut off so that they could not produce any similar type of this masterpiece.
Temples at Bhaktapur durbar square
Mini Pashupati temple: it is a miniature version of the original Pashupatinath temple. People also say it is a royal temple. The temple also has a Shiva linga within it.
Batsala temple: it is a stone temple, where Devi Batsala is worshiped. It has the world famous bronze bell; people call it bell of barking dogs. It is said so because, when it rings, the dogs in the vicinity barks and howls. Previously King Ranjit Malla used to sound the bell to declare a curfew.
Nyatapola temple: in Newari language, it means five stories, which depicts five basic elements. It is the highest pagoda of Nepal.
Bhairava Nath temple: this temple was built to worship goddesses Bhairava, who is considered as the God of terror and death.
Bhaktapur durbar square travel guide
All historical monuments represent medieval culture, religious and custom of Nepal. Newari populace has largely dominated Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. The place houses finest restaurants and hotel to cater to the needs and requirements of tourists. If you need more information about Bhaktapur Durbar Square the cultural World heritage Sites of Nepal fell free to contact us.