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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  • It's the main attraction in the town. Still on feet from the hearth quake you cannot miss this temple . You should wait for the sunset then climb up on it to watch the magic colors and have amazing pi...  more »
  • As a serious global traveler the best tip I can give to any adventure seeker is make time to truly witness the culture of Bhaktapur. Not a big tourist stop, but not unknown either, this UNESCO World H...  more »
  • When visiting Bhaktapur you should visit Taumadi Square and the beautiful Nyatapola Temple. The look at the temple is breathtaking, and the atmosphere around the temple is beautiful. It is always a lo...  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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