Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR – DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most notable architectural sample of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. Once is not enough see more items like

THE LION GATE:
Dating as far back as 1696 A.D., this gate is guarded on either side by two huge statues of lions. Alongside, there are two stone images of Bhairav and Ugrachandi

THE GOLDEN GATE :
The Golden Gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the goddess Kali and the entrance of the main courtyard of the Palace of Fifty-five Windows.

THE PLACE OF FIFTY FIVE WINDOWS:
This magnificent palace was built in A.D. 1427. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design and balcony with Fifty-five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

THE ART GALLERY:
The Art Gallery contains ancient paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions.
The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla:
This statue showing King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is set on a column facing the palace. Among all other statues, this is considered to be the most magnificent one.

NYATAPOLA TEMPLE
This five-storey pagoda temple is called the NYATAPOLA TEMPLE. This is one of the tallest pagoda temples in Kathmandu Valley and is famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.

PASHUPATI TEMPLE:
This temple is a replica of the famous temple on the Bagmati river in Kathmandu and is widely noted for the erotic carvings in its struts. It was built by King Yakshya Malla.

SIDDHA POKHARI:
This is a big rectangular water pond located near the main city gate of Bhaktapur. It was built during the the early fifteenth century and is associated with a number of myths. From this spot a wide range of snowy peaks is visible.