Bhaktapur Attraction

Bhaktapur Durbar  Square
The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Batsala temple, etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed int eh UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. As per Bhaktapur Municipality from 1st Jan 2001 , an entrance fee has been increased to Rs. 750 per person for foreigners and Rs 50 per person for SAARC nationals is charged. Children under 12 years of age will not be charged.


Nyatapola Temple
Nyatopola Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Laxmi, was built by King Bhupatindra Mall in AD 1702. Famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanhip, this temple withstood the ravages of the great 1934 earthquakes, suffering only minor damages while many other monumentals edifices were completely destroyed. Sitting atop five levels of plinth, the Nyatopola is a five-storied pagoda reaching a height of 30 metres, making it the tallest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.

Dattatreya Square
Built in 1427 AD, this temple is said to have been built from the trunk of a single tree. Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely carved peacock windows.





Pottery Square
The Pottery Square is another short walk south-west of the Tamadhi Tole. All through the day one can see the potters working with clay.
While the men prepare the larger and more elaborate pottery with the aid of their wheels, the women work on less intricate and smaller vessels that require less strength and only nimble fingers to shape the clay