Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur

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Admire the incredible architecture of Nyatapola Temple, the temple of the Hindu goddess of prosperity. Built in 1702 during the reign of Bhupatindra Malla, the five-story temple displays the best of local art, culture, and religion. To reach the temple you need to use a stairway, where you can see stone figures of the temple's guardians, as well as eight lucky Buddhist signs carved besides the doors. Although you cannot enter the temple, which is reserved exclusively for priests, you can take some amazing photos from outside. Locals will tell you that this temple has survived several strong earthquakes, while some smaller temples in the area were completely destroyed. Find out how to plan Bhaktapur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Quite an imposing temple overlooking the square. Large statues of humans, animals, and gods line the steps up to the temple. This is one of the least damaged temples from the earthquake. Can't really ...  more »
  • The miracle of Baktapur. The slender temple that survived the earthquake. It is a pleasure to watch and photograph their beauty from the square. And also a pleasure contemplate the life of Baktapur from the top of your stairs
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  • The grand staircase has impressed me very much to gain access to the temple. Pity about the traffic! It is very well preserved and is worth climbing up to see the views of the square.
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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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