An ancient Newar town called Bhaktapur, situated in the east corner of the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur is listed as a world heritage by UNESCO for its rich cultures, temples, wood, metal and stone artwork. Its’ the home for the traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craftworks, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples and beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals and musical mystic and so on. Pottery is one of the tourist attractions in Bhaktapur besides the architecture. This city is also known for its yoghurt or curd Ju Ju Dhau, which is traditionally sold in clay bowls. It is a well like trip destination by tourists.
It is the gem of the entire nation. The most fascinating structure is the world renowned 55 window palace. The visitors cannot help admiring the carved windows and doors. This museum is best known for its rich collection of paubha scroll paintings and breathtaking artworks in stone. Another artwork that attracts the visitors in the square is the big bell, the bell was erected by Ranjit Malla, Bhaktapur’s last Malla king, it was used in those days for praying homeage to Godess Taleju. It discovers a lot of ancient stories behind it.
The Nyataponla temple presides over the Taumadhi square. The temple is dedicated to goddess Sidhi Laxmi, the manifestation of female force and creativity. The struts, doors, windows with attractively carved divine figures perfectly portraits the creative tradition of Newar Craftsmen. The enclosed complex facing the Nyataponla temple is dedicated to Tilmadhav Narayan, manifestation of Lord Shiva. A few steps ahead it lays the famous pottery square where visitors can see the city’s well known potters making variously shaped and size earthenware.
This is Bhaktapur’s third dazzling gem. The area covers great number of historic monuments including many wonderful mansions and temples. It is the main attraction of the square which was constructed by King Yashka Malla. It is enclosed with old houses, the countryyard sees throngs of people, especially during the dashain festival. At Dattatreya Square, museums are full with its spiritual and historical stories. It also has rich collection of unique pieces in woods.
This temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu, a unique specimen of Pagoda architecture is filled with two- storied structure. The recently-restored Ta-Pukhu, Ancha-Pukhu, Khancha-Pukhu, Barahi Temple, Lokeswor Mahavira, Nava Durga Temple, the Terracotta Windows at Tuchhimala and Nepal’s largest Shiva Lingum at Hanuman Ghat are some of Bhaktapur’s monumental glories which tourists visiting this ancient city would not like to miss. There are many other spots within the expanse where visitors can experience a lot more.
The Art Gallery contains ancient paintings and medieval belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions. This gallery is open every day except Tuesday.
It is a big rectangular water pond located near the main city gate of Bhaktapur. It was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in the early fifteenth century and is associated with a number of myths. From this spot a wide range of snowy peaks is visible on clear days.