BHAKTAPUR – NEPAL’S CULTURAL GEM

30 Nov, 2017 Great Nepal Treks

BHAKTAPUR – NEPAL’S CULTURAL GEM

Lauded by various names such as the city of devotees, the city of culture, living heritage and the Nepal’s cultural gem, Bhaktapur, one among the three city-states in the Kathmandu valley, stands with dignity irrespective of the devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake.

However, the cultural aspects remain unshaken and well preserved as artisans can be seen weaving textiles and timbers being incised etc.

Located 20 km east of the Kathmandu valley, it’s a city packed with terra-cotta monuments, carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with intricate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyardsBhaktapur’s Durbar (“Royal”) Square was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1979.

Attraction of Bhaktapur include the following

  • Durbar Square
  • Taumadhi Square
  • Dattatreya Square

 
Must do in Bhaktapur

Nagarkot – Standing at an altitude of 2,175, offers 360-degree views of the Himalayas and Mt.Everest.
Changu Narayan -Build in 464 AD by Kind Mandev, is the earliest Temple in the valley
Thimi – Thimi is a legendary Newar city noted for its unique vegetable garden and handicrafts.
Bode – Here is the place where the tongue-boring festival is celebrated yearly on the Nepalese New-year
Surya Vinayak Shrine – It’s a shrine where Lord Ganesh is worshiped, amidst a forest on top of a hill

On the whole, Bhaktapur is a place of pure magnificence that tends to amaze anyone who steps into the magic of the town. An amount has to be paid for the entry into the town, utilized for renovation works.

It’s definitely a must-watch destination and gives you an insight into the rich culture of Nepal.

Have a great trip………