Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour takes you to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is belongs to cultural UNESCO world heritage site located in the Bhaktapur city of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur literally means “city of devotees” and is one of the three royal cities of the valley. It can be considered to be the cultural gem of Nepal famous for its elegant art, culture and colorful festivals. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the country which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal at its best. The square is filled with monuments.Most terracotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square has innumerable temples and architectural showpieces. The palace of 55 windows built in 17th century.It is made of a masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi is full of intricate carvings. There is a bronze bell called Barking Bell. The Golden Gate which is entrance to main courtyard of palace of 55 windows.It is said to be most beautiful and rich moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The Lion Gate (a massive gate dating back to 1696 AD) has two statues of lions at the either side. The National Art Gallery contains an ancient and medieval paintings depicting Tantrism of various periods and descriptions. Nyatpola, the five stays Pagoda temple, built in 1702 A.D. is the tallest temple in the country. It is famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. Bhairav Nath Temple – dedicated to lord Bhairav, god of terror, is built close to Nyatapola and famous for its artistic grandeur. Pashupati Temple – a replica of Pashupati Nath is widely noted for the erotic carvings in its struts. Dattatraya temple was built in 1427 A.D. and has been claimed to be built from trunk of a single tree. There is also Pottery Square that preserves the world’s old pottery profession.
The square will amaze you with the golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour can be easily completed within a day. It can be done at any time of the year.