Durbar Square in Bhaktapur is bigger than Kathmandu’s.
Like all Durbar, the place demonstrates the authenticity of local life and reveals to the visitor, through its temples and buildings, the history of its origin. Although the 1934 earthquake destroyed a number of buildings, the city is still visited, especially for its royal palace, its jewels and the finesse of local crafts.
The whole site is full of temples and it generates a strange atmosphere of devotion, all on a background of red brick and finely carved wood. We will present you many temples among which those of Bhairabnath, Til Mahadev Narayan, Krishna or Shiva-Parvati and to contrast a bit, the erotic temple where sculptures of elephants are found in the position of the missionary; note of humor Newar. And to continue, you can see statues, a golden gate and its palace with 55 windows, museum of wood carving or museum of copper and bronze or the national art gallery …
Some visitors spend more than a full day!
We can still make you discover the temple of Jaya Varahi and that of Vishnu, the sanctuary of Ganesh or the famous temple with 5 roofs of Nayatapola, the highest and probably the most remarkable of all the valley.
Depending on your interest in the ancient history of our country we can explain to you more or less length the context in which the city was built and could evolve.
The site is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Just like the Durbar of Patan and that of the capital.0