Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Bhaktapur is an old Newari town located in the eastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley. The square houses the 55-Windowed Palace, which was home to local Newari royalty until 1769 but is now is a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate, which leads into Mulchok Court, home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju. Entrance into the temple is restricted to people except Hindus.

The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya 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 in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

* Palace of 55 Windows: -

Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.

* Nyatapola Temple

This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu valley.

* Local Newari Culture belended with modern culture in a magnificiant way.

* Mesmerising view of medeival architecture.

* Clusterous cultural diversity within a small area along with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the town.

* Close by the Capital Kathmandu.


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