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Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
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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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  • The gates charge a 1000 rupee entry fee (about $10) but once inside it is worth taking a look around, seeing how the buildings are holding up after the earthquake of April 2015. There isn't a lot of i...  more »
  • That Tuesday in November 2016, I did travel back in time hundreds or thousands of year by roaming around in this historic town. Outside the core area there is modernity pushing at the borders, but ins...  more »
  • One of the seven Unesco World Heritage site in Kathmandu valley. It is best preserved medieval site town in Nepal says the travellers guide but unfortunately, the yearthquake 2015 destroyed also this ...  more »
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  • The most historic place of Nepal built during malla period.It is a city with newari customs and traditons mostly suiting tourist to visit n stay with great ease n comfort.
  • Beautiful place in nepal bhaktapur Clean and neet and architecture verry nice I love bhaktapur
  • History of Nepal pretty much is alive at this place. Loads and loads of temples, brick-built buildings, awesome restaurants, local vendors, narrow streets, villages all around- Awesome experience. You see genuine villagers in the heart of the Capital city(Kathmandu Valley) of Nepal, living through traditions and cultures that has been passing for thousands of years from their ancestors. This is my favorite place in Kathmandu valley.
  • Hamro bhaktapur, ramro bhaktapur... clean n peaceful environment.. great place to hangout.. one of the best heritage sites of the valley..
  • Beautiful example of brick architecture. It's really sad to see the eartquake damage. Do yourself a favor and plan to walk around the city beyond the square. It's amazing. It was a little expensive, and I think we could have made it in aside from another entrance (beyond the main one) as others were doing. And as a word of caution, the tour guides were only 500 nrs but very pushy for business.