Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur

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Examples of intricate traditional temple architecture encircle Taumadhi Square, a large plaza in Bhaktapur. The Nyatapola temple to Siddhi Laxmi, goddess of female creativity and power, dominates the square. Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla oversaw the construction of this five-tiered wooden building (Nepal's tallest pagoda temple), completed in 1702. Other impressive temples, including the intricate Bhairavnath temple to Bhairab, abut the plaza. Afterwards, wander over to the nearby area where potters create and sell earthenware crafts. Work out when and for how long to visit Taumadhi Square and other Bhaktapur attractions using our handy Bhaktapur trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a great square to see the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We happened to be here on a Monday morning and it was lovely to see all the ladies in their gorgeous clothes queueing to make th...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    This place is just amazing because of its oasis inside the crowded city with fantastic combination of Newari culture, wooden and stone crafts and authentic Newari food around it. The temples and palac...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Taumadhi Square is the second most visited place after durbar square, which consists of the tallest temple in the valley i.e. Nyatapola Temple as well as other temples as Bhairabnath Temple and Tri Ma...  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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