"Bhaktapur with the splendid legacy of her fabulous heritage has retained the status of the Cultural Capital of Nepal. Geographically shaped like a conch-shell and geometrically designed onto the Tantric fabric shaped."
Shree Yantra. The town bears its historical origin dating back to early 7th century A.D. spread over an area of 6.88 sq.km. at 141 meters above sea level and 13 km. east of Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal), Bhaktapur gives shelter to over 80000 People.
The hypnotizing glamour of the Bhaktapur heritage sites attracts all the attention of one and all towards the cultural spectacle.
Invasions and natural calamities led to the devastation of most of the glamorous emblems of Human Heritage in Bhaktapur. Yet, the Historical city has plenty to be the pride of her superb artifacts and subtle culture vividly depicted through the monumental remnants.
Predominantly comprised of the pleasantly, painting, carving, masonry, bronze-casting, jewelry, pottery, etc. are other traditional enterprises still existing in Bhaktapur. The religious mix of Hinduism and Buddhism have coexisted in harmony and drawn on inspiration from each other through the ages.
Bhaktapur is a “living heritage” displaying the vibrant depth of the Newari culture which is also a prime attraction of the city. Beyond the City’s fabulous artistry heritage, everyday traditional life spills out.
Welcome to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with the warm welcome and transferred to the hotel with a briefing regarding the Bhaktapur City Tour Resting for an hour explore Bhaktapur Day tour. DURBAR SQUARE: The wide-open public square amidst the alluring cluster of exquisite designs around the temples, viharas, palatial buildings, and monumental structures silently welcome the visitors and the onlookers. Stone sculptures, woodcarvings metal crafts, inclusive of Golden Gate, Art gallery, fifty, fifty-five window’s palace Octagonal structure (Chyasimandap), Batsala Temple, Big bell, Erotica on the Pashupati temple structs are the focal point to visualize upon. THE GOLDEN GATE: An unrevealed of Specimen of repose art, the gate dates to 1754 A.D. was built by king Ranajit Mall. SIDDHI LAXMI TEMPLE: This temple is also known as “Lohan Dega” because it is made entirely of stone. This Shikhara style temple is guarded by mansion creatures, camels and rhinoceros, horses all of which are extremely rare in the valley. TAUMADHI SQUARE: Lying in two minutes walking distance to the east of pottery Square lined up by the souvenir stores. It suddenly captures the eyes of visitors. The sky scrapping five storied (Nyatapool) Siddhi Laxmi Temple, an excellent texture of Newari engineering glamour and three tired Bhairab Temple across the street, (conserved with the utilization of tourist service fee and people’s participation at an estimation fo Rs. 7.5 million) makes the visitors feel great at a glace. DATTATREYA SQUARE: Named after the triad deities Brahma(creator), Bishnu (preserver) and Mahesh or (emancipator)- Dattatreya square is a lively forum for connoisseurs of wood carving. Both the peacock and lotus windows along the pujari Math are the excellence in wood carving consecrated to humanity representing sixteenth-century technology. The museum of metal crafts with an enormous store of centuries-old utensils is another object of attraction. The Square abounds with numerous souvenir stores every here and there. POTTERY SQUARE: Tow outstanding pottery squares- Talako and Samadhi are the living workshops in pottery turning the traditional Wheels inserting physical strength and skill to shape a lump of clay to the desired form allows a charming view. The squares compounded with a living heritage and guarded by real Bhaktapurian dwelling houses makes the visitors feel dwelling houses makes the visitors feel enriched with eye-witness to carry reminiscences back home. WAKEUP I NARAYAN: This two storeyed temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. And nowhere else than here would one see four Garudas, the bird vehicle of Lord Vishnu, at a single place. HANUMAN GHAT (CREMATION PLACE) This is the holy place where three main holy rivers Tamsa, Bira & Bhadra meet. All Hindus dead bodies are cremated or buried here believing emancipate their soul. Largest Shiva Linga of Nepal Locates in Hanuman Ghat premises with lots of Hindus and Buddhist sculptures. KAMAL POKHARI (Palawan Pukhu) Palawan Pukhu, the lotus pond is one of the reminiscences of the evolutionary period representing the history of Kathmandu Valley as it was a great lake. Yet to these days it is producing lotus as a gift to the human kind those who would pay a visit to it. Bhaktapur Municipality had conserved it with the utilization of the fee fund collected from the visitors and well-wishers. NAVADURGA TEMPLE: At a distance of a few minutes walks to the north-east of the Dattatreya Square keeps the Navadurga temple awaiting the visitors. Enshrined with the 16th-century Bhairav chariot the window occupies an interesting room for the visitors. The Façade in itself is an object of attraction to the on-lookers. It is also recently renovated by Bhaktapur Municipality with the utilization of tourist entrance fee. PRASHANASHILMAHABIHAR: Dedicated to Dipankar the Adi Buddha and built in the 10th century A.D. is one of the five monasteries structures in Bhaktapur. Located in the eastern section of Bhaktapur township the monasteries’ design is pretty close to the living structural heritage of Bhaktapur. TERRA-COTTA WINDOW: The unique window at Tuchhimala is an excellent example of Newari terra-cotta art. This is believed to have been built in the 16th century. SIDDHA POKARI: Constructed at an early medieval period, the Ta- Pukhu had been rehabilitated by Bhaktapur Municipality.
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The Bhaktapur City Tour was a photographer's dream come true. Everywhere I turned, there was a picturesque scene waiting to be captured. The stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and vibrant colors provided endless opportunities for breathtaking photographs. From the majestic Nyatapola Temple to the serene Bhairavnath Temple, each corner of the city offered a unique and captivating sight. The tour also allowed me to interact with the locals, capturing candid moments of their daily lives and adding depth to my photographic journey. In conclusion, the Bhaktapur City Tour offers a glimpse into the rich history, vibrant culture, and captivating beauty of this ancient city. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or a photography enthusiast, Bhaktapur has something to offer. The well-preserved architecture, traditional crafts, and warm hospitality of the locals make this tour an unforgettable experience. Step into the embrace of history, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, and capture the beauty of Bhaktapur with memories that will last a lifetime.
The Bhaktapur City Tour was like stepping into a living museum, where art and tradition come to life. The city's well-preserved architecture, intricate wood carvings, and ancient temples were a testament to the artistic prowess of the Newar community. As I strolled through the narrow streets, I had the opportunity to witness traditional religious ceremonies, observe local artisans practicing their crafts, and even participate in pottery making. The tour provided an immersive experience that allowed me to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Bhaktapur.
The Bhaktapur City Tour was a mesmerizing journey through a vibrant cultural kaleidoscope. From the moment I entered the city's ancient gates, I was greeted by the vibrant colors, intricate artwork, and lively atmosphere. The tour took me through the pottery square, where I witnessed skilled artisans crafting beautiful pottery, and the Nyatapola Temple, with its impressive architectural design. The tour also provided an opportunity to taste local delicacies like Juju Dhau (King Yogurt) and explore the bustling markets, where I could purchase unique handicrafts as souvenirs.
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