Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, Bhaktapur

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Surrounded by centuries-old architecture that displays the skills of the local artists and builders, Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com 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 - www.nepaltourpackage.com and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Although Bhaktapur is a little bit out of the way, you do not want to leave Nepal without visiting this quaint little town. Bhaktapur remains true to its cultural heritage. A truly authentic Nepalese ...  more »
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a quaint, charming and a place full of tradition. Bakhtapur is known for its wood carvings and the temples, buildings, and private houses show the beauty of these carvings.T...  more »
  • The best place according to me in my entire Nepal trip. This city is like frozen in time. The Durbar Square is big and has so many old heritage / ancient buildings. The Tulja Bhavani Temple was unbeli...  more »
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  • Beautiful place that is definitely worth the entrance fee. I would recommend getting a guide here, no need to book one in advance though, most on site guides will not charge more than 300 rupees. Don't hire the most pushy but the ones you find are most likeable
  • It is a must visit place. Easy to reach by even by the local transport. I love this world heritage.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar is one of the most beautiful world Heritages of Nepal. The place is clean and civilization is great. Millions of people visit every month.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar square is a world heritage site of Nepal. Many information can be obtained from websites and other resources. It is one of the recommended places for visiting and understanding the old history, arts and culture of Kathmandu valley.
  • In my opinion the fee (15$) Nepali authorities ask to visit Bhaktapur is a complete RIP OFF. Let me explain this in detail: To start with, the fact they ask you to pay in dollars straight away (no matter where you come from, if you are westerner you are supposed to be carrying dollars) tells you the way they see western tourism: walking atms. Locals don't pay, of course, but this is completely understandable. What I don't get is if members of SAARC countries are also supposed to pay a fee, why is this rarely enforced? Let me guess, SKIN COLOR. If you're lucky enough to be dark skinned nobody will ask you to pay any fee and you'll be ignored as you enter the city. But if you are white looking then you'll be the one to pick to pay the exorbitant fee. Very unfair also that the fee is asked to enter the whole city, not just the historic places, square or temples. What happens if you're just visiting a friend, staying in a local guesthouse or heading to a restaurant? You still have to pay. Is this the way local authorities help its people? Do you really think 15 dollars of every foreign visitor is destined to conservation, or lets say 12 conservation and 3 for admin.? I'm sorry but no I don't think so. At least they could make the effort to describe where your money will go before you decide if you agree with it and pay. But if you are still willing to pay because you travel all the way to Nepal and don't ask yourself questions, then go ahead and pay. Next year the fee will be 2000NPR, sorry I meant 20$.