Things to Do in Bhaktapur: City Guide

Things to Do in Bhaktapur: City Guide, Bhaktapur, Nepal (B)

Bhaktapur, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated destinations in Nepal. The city comes from an extremely rich culture dating back to the 8th century. Until the 12th century, it was actually the capital of Nepal. It’s most famous for its handicrafts including wood carving and pottery making. But don’t let this quaint little city fool you, the list of things to do in Bhaktapur is a long one full of history and culture. While most people would advise you to stay a day, we were able to fill almost four days with things to do.

Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is known unanimously as the cities major attraction. It houses temples, palaces, and statues along with beautiful architecture featuring ornate wood carvings, stone art, metal art, and terracotta art. The craftsmanship alone is the perfect example of Newari culture within the Kathmandu Valley. The entrance fee is a little high at 1500 rupees ($15), but the ticket is good for a week which allows you to leave and re-enter the temple. If you bring a copy of your passport, visa, and a passport photo you can get an official pass which allows re-entry for months at no additional cost ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Bhaktapur: City Guide
Guide Location: Nepal » Bhaktapur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Tamadhi Square
  • Pottery square
  • Dattatreya Square
  • Travellers Coffee & Café
  • The National Art Museum
  • Taleju Temple
  • Nyatapola Temple
  • Dattatreya Temple
  • Kamal Pokhari
  • Siddha Pokhari
  • Durbar Square Gate
  • 55 Window Palace
  • Bharwacho Gate
  • Peacock Window
  • Kumal-Vinayak Khulla Bazar
  • Tourist Bazar
  • Produce Market
  • Sukuldhoka Bazar
  • Nyatapola Guest House