55 Window Palace, Bhaktapur

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bhaktapur
Admire the impressive and ornate woodwork of 55 Window Palace, a magnificant 15th century brick structure built in the era of King Yaksha Malla. Remodelled in the 17th century by King Bhupatindra Malla, the palace's design is worth paying attention to. Admire the ornate craftsmanship and intricately carved columns, flowers, deities and of course, the true show stoppers-- 55 different peacock patterns for each huge window. Plenty of restaurants and cafe bars can be found nearby. Arrange your visit to 55 Window Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bhaktapur using our Bhaktapur day trip planning site .
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  • This is a wonderful building fully worthy if UNESCO Heritage status. The woodwork is wonderfully carved and there is an excellent symmetry across the building. The woodwork has not been damaged by ear...  more »
  • Conveys the atmosphere of Nepal. I really liked it. Entrance to the complex. But there is something to see. It is better to use the services of a guide. A lot of interesting things you can learn from history.
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  • Located in front of the column where rests the statue of the King, simply lift your head to admire these different windows. Example of work of historically Nepali.
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  • The palace was very well maintained, a lot of people get startled​ by the amount of security there and wont enter the palace. I would recommend you to ask the guards​ who are there, they are very chilled and would answer your question and depending on the situation would also allow you to enter.
  • Most maintained and we'll preserved palace in bhaktapur durbar square.
  • Masterpiece of art made by one of the malla king Bhupatindra Malla Here is the collection of different artifacts from that period of time. really amazed seeing the palace.
  • UNESCO listed world heritage site, Bhaktapur Durbar square is more than three hundred years old. It is a must visit place in Bhaktapur. And when you are there, don't forget to taste the locally made curd popularly known as "juju dhau".
  • Beautiful Palace with nice wood carpentry..

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Peaceful and less crowded than Kathmandu, Bhaktapur lies close to the international airport, making it a good base for a Nepal vacation. You'll need to pay for a ticket to enter the city, but the proceeds from foreigners' visits help with reconstruction and restoration of Bhaktapur's countless historic buildings. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, most of them cozy, family-run guesthouses and inns situated in traditional buildings with modern amenities. Since vehicles are prohibited in Bhaktapur, plan to explore the tranquil town on foot. Fortunately, most of the hotels and guesthouses cluster around the historic center.
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