Taleju Chowk, Bhaktapur

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The oldest part of the former royal palace, Taleju Chowk represents an important religious site both for locals and pilgrims. Although non-Hindus cannot enter, all visitors may look through the doorway for a glimpse of the interior. Outside, explore other parts of this 16th-century masterpiece of architecture, from the golden entryway, to the courtyard and numerous wall carvings depicting scenes from Indian mythology. Look for the statue of the goddess Taleju Bhawani, to whom the temple is dedicated, kneeling on a column. Don't bring or wear anything made of leather, since such items are prohibited. Plan my Bhaktapur trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • September 25, 2017
    This temple situated inside the bhaktapur darbar square. The main entrance gate of this temple is very beautiful. Cameras as well as videography is strictly prohibited inside the temple area. One wate...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    The entrance to the Hindu temple is prohibited, on the other hand if it is possible to visit a sort of interesting lavadero-templo. The architecture is based on snakes and cobras and is nice to see if there are not many people.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Just loiter inside when visiting the Darbar Square, there is nothing much inside the temple but the security is very tight.  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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