The former royal complex in the centre of the Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) district is known as the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. Consisting of a castle, courtyards, historic monuments and numerous temples, the whole complex was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 along with Durbar Square in Kathmandu and Durbar Square in Patan.
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It is an ancient city built by the Malla (Newars) kings of Nepal. Formerly a kingdom of Newar, the main inhabitants of the region are Newars, therefore the architecture of the area signifies the ancient establishment of the greatest Newari culture and arts.
After Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur is the second most visited place in the entire Kathmandu Valley.
Inside Bhaktapur Durbar Square
55 Windows Palace (Pachpanne Jhyale Durbar) -It is a former royal palace of the Malla kings. The interesting thing about this palace is the one with a total of 55 windows. Golden Gate – The main gate, made entirely of gold. Lion Gate – This magnificent Lion Gate is made by the craftsmen whose hands were cut by the envious king after giving finishing touches to them so that no more than many works could be produced again. Mini-Pashupati Temple – Similar to Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, the Pashupati Mini Temple is a major attraction in Bhaktapur. Nyatapola Temple – A 5-story temple, located inside the premise of Square Bhaktapur. Bhairav Nath Temple – An important tourist destination in Bhaktapur, a temple dedicated to the god of terror and death, Bhairava.
Entrance Fee For Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Foreign Nationals: US$ 15 or NPR. 1,500 SAARC Nationals: NPR. 500 Chinese: NPR. 500 Nepalese: Free Below 10 year: free Groups: For 11-20 pax, one tour leader can enter free
Accessibility: How To Get To Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Drive: Public bus or taxi Public Bus cost: NPR 50 foreigners, NPR 25 Nepalese Taxi cost: NPR 1200-NPR 1500 Duration: 20-45 minutes, based on traffic Note: There is a direct bus available which departs from Ratna park daily
Nepali Ride sharing services: Tootle, Pathao (mobile apps)