Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main
courtyard of the Palace of 55 Windows. Built
by King Ranjit Malla, the Gate is one of the
most beautiful and richly carved specimens of
its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished
with deities and monsters with marvelous intricacy.
The le Palace of 55 Windows was built in the
17th century.Among the brick walls in their
gracious setting and sculptural design, is a
balcony of 55 Windows. This balcony is a masterpiece
of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala
Devi which is also located in the Durbar Square
is full of intricate carvings. This temple also
sets a beautlful example of Shikhara style architecture
in Nepal . There is a bronze bell on the , terrace
of the temple which is also known as the "Bell
of Barking Dogs". This colossal bell, placed
in 1737 AD, was rung to signal curfew during
those days. Superior artistry of the Golden
Gate at Bhaktapur The main square of the city
contains innumerable temples and other architectural
showpieces like the Lion Gate, the Statue of
King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery,
the Batsala temple, etc. A magnificent statue
of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship
is placed on a column facing the palace of the
The National Art Gallery:
Contains ancient and medieval paintings belonging
to Hindu and Buddhist schools depicting Tantrism
of various periods and descriptions.
This five-storey pagoda was built in 1702 A.D.
by King Bhupatindra Malla. It stands on a five-terraced
platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair
of figures. This is one of the tallest pagodas
and is famous for its massive structure and
This temple was first built as a one-storey
pagoda but was later changed into a three storey
temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla.
The temple is noted for its artistic grandeur.
It is dedicated to Lord Bhairav, the god of
Built in 1427 A.D., this temple is said to have
been built from the trunk of a single tree.
Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely
carved peacock window.
Situated in a beautiful surrounding of Bhadgaon,
the temple of Ganesh is placed in a sylvan setting
to catch the first rays of the rising sun. It
is a good picnic spot flanked by many attractive