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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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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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  • Bhaktapur is worth the visit because of the combination of the squares and community around the squares.The Taumadhi Square is one of the four squares which makes up the Bhaktapur Durbar area. In this...  more »
  • We visited this square as part of a larger visit to Bhaktapur. We hired a guide and driver to get here. The guide knows so much more than your typical guidebook and will answer your questions. We used...  more »
  • This is main gate of bhaktapur Durbarmarg square , very top woodcarving house and local people shop for tourist. Me and my friend enjoy a lot this area. Some local people Jenny asking tourist gift aro...  more »