- Sightseeing Places - Bhaktapur
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 many windows.
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 subtle
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 terror.
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
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