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Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Surrounded by centuries-old architecture that displays the skills of the local artists and builders, Bhaktapur Durbar Square represents one of three similar Nepalese plazas, all of which carry World Heritage Site designation. As you walk around, pay special attention to a royal palace featuring a balcony with 55 windows, regarded as one of the world's finest examples of expert woodcarving. Other highlights include richly decorated gates and several temples, including one featuring erotic depictions of elephants. The square also boasts many cafes, restaurants, and shops selling jewelry, masks, and decorations. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bhaktapur holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We arrived in Bhaktapur by bus and came upon the first entrance gate we saw. We told the gentlemen we just wanted to go to our hotel and asked him for directions. We had our packs on and wanted to set...  read more »
  • Royal Market in Bhaktapur despite earthquake in April 2015 nothing lost its charm only the lack of beautiful temple Vatsala realizes what happened-the temple was completely destroyed, some elements of the Palace has been reinforced brackets and some stupas around the main entrance had already rebuilt the other are in the process of reconstruction, however, the main superstructure Durbar Square remained outside the temple Vatsala. Life goes on normally, captivates with its beauty of the surrounding restaurants work.
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  • Its a nice place to see around for people loving historical background. There is a huge collection of art and architecture. 
  • a perfect plaza for arts, architecture, culture and traditions of Bhaktapurians. Simply Purkh le sirjeko sampati hamro kala ra sanskriti.
  • One of the best heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Do not miss this place if you are enthusiastic to know and observe real Nepal arts and heritage sites.
  • Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
  • The best preserved Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley. Relatively untouched by the 21st century, it's a warren of beautiful architecture, complemented by the famous brick roads. Wider and easier to enjoy than the other squares. It's easy to get lost in the narrow gullies though, so take care.
  • Lastly,I visited Bhaktapur durbar square about a week ago. I visit this place once in a month. It is the largest among three in kathmandu valley . It reflects the life style,tradition of that time.It also shows the level of art and culture. Earthquake ,damaged a lot but it is under reconstruction.So everyone must visit this place.
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