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. With our online itinerary creator, Bhaktapur attractions like Taumadhi Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It seems to be in the film by Bertolucci (the last emperor) that not for nothing was filmed here. Beautiful view from the top of the temple. Not to be missed!
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  • Visit Bhaktapur is a special experience. This ancient medieval town is absolutely beautiful with its rich architecture and monuments. Taumadhi Square is one of the three most important and beautiful s...  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, Nepal. Not a big tourist stop, but not unknown either, this UNESCO ...  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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