Bhaktapur Day Sightseeing Tour:
The ancient city of Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon (as it was known in the old days) is painted with bright colors of Newari culture and brushed with rich architectural wonders.
It is located just about 14kms east of Kathmandu, and has comparatively small traffic than that of Kathmandu. And, like with Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur too has its own magnificent Durbar Square (palace plaza), open to the public and welcome to the tourists. It’s in a UNESCO world heritage site.
Bhaktapur day sightseeing tour is the third major town of Kathmandu valley. This is traditional intact town with many narrow streets, temples, courtyards and monumental squares. This city still retains a medieval charm with many wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The major worth seeing places to visit in this city are Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatraya Square and Pottery Square.
Durbar Square: This is the royal palace area of ancient kings. It contains innumerable temples and architectural show pieces. The major attraction of this square is the palace of 55 windows, the golden gate, Batsala Devi: the temple of stone lion gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla and the national art gallery.
Bhupatindra Malla’s Statue: Of all the statues, the one most hard to see but easy to admire is the Statue of Bhupatindra Malla. With hands clasped together in a worshipful stance, this ancient ruler faces his palace eternally.
55 Window Palace (Pachpanna Jhyale Durbar): Buildings these days have hundreds of windows. But have you ever heard of a 15th century palace with 55 windows… I mean artistically carved windows on a balcony.
Taumadhi Square: This is second great square of Bhaktapur. Here you will find Nyatapola Temple, the highest temple in the valley. This temple has five stories and stands on five terraced platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair of figures. Along with this temple there is another picturesque temple called Bhairavnath temple.
Dattatraya Square: This Square takes its name from the Dattraya temple. The square is famous for ornate monasteries known as Maths and Pea cock windows. The national wood carving museum and brass and bronze museum are housed here.
Pottery Square: This square is often filled with hundreds of pots drying in the sun. Here you see the local potters making different clay products on wheels.