THE BHAKTAPUR: (UNESCO World Heritage Site): Situated about 14 Km east from Kathmandu city, also Known as Bhadgaon.  This city renowned for its pottery and weaving industry. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood.

The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square:

55 Window Palace, 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.

Golden Gate: This door is surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali, Garuda and attended by two heavenly nymph. The gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of fifty-five windows.

 

Lion’s Gate: This beautiful gate was produced from artisans whose hands were cut off after finishing touch to them by the king so that infuture no more of such masterpiece would be produced again.

 

Nyatapola Temple, means five stories – the symbolic of five basic elements. This is the biggest and highest pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.

 

Bhairava Nath Temple: The Bhairab Nath Temple is dedicated to Bhairava the most fierce and manifestation aspect of Lord Shiva.