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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. Add Nyatapola Temple and other attractions to your Bhaktapur trip itinerary using our Bhaktapur trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful temple with a beautiful staircase flanked with a few pairs of beautiful statues. Essential place in this city.
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  • Lots of terracotta from the ancient times. Thanks to almighty its still stands. The staircase is bit of straight. So, be careful.  more »
  • This temple is located in Bhaktapur’s Taumadhi Square and is the tallest temple in Nepal. It’s a very impressive building with intricate wood carvings on the struts. The stairway is lined with pairs w...  more »

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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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