The city of Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees was founded in the 12th century. UNESCO is listed this city as UNESCO world Heritage Site in 1979. The whole town has almost no concrete buildings, life here is traditional and peaceful . The streets seem to be a little quieter and when you venture into the courtyards of the palaces you feel like you are right back in the times when the Kings ruled and people would all gather in these common areas.
Bhaktapur is the most charming and the best preserved of the valleys' three cities. The intricately carved temples, alleyways and timeless atmosphere of this place is simply intriguing.
Location: Bhaktapur , is located 14 km east of Kathmandu Valley With its well preserved temples and monuments , the peasants and artisans, the town will take you in its spell. It is accessible by road and air from Khatmandu valley.
Accommodation: settlements from Kathmandu over All major facilities are available for tourists.
Attractions: The major visiting the attractions places in Bhaktapur are
Durbar square: The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a harmonious medley of shikhara and pagoda styled temples, artwork, and ancient architectural jewels.
Golden Gate: The Golden gate is said to be the most beautiful place of khatmandu valley. The entrance to the Palace of Fifty Five Windows is just as desirable of a destination as the actual palace itself. The Golden Gate is said to be the most beautiful and splendidly formed example of artwork of its kind found in the whole world.
Palace of 55 windows :This glorious palace was originally built in the 15th century by King Yakshya Malla and was later remodeled in the 17th century by King Bhupatindra Malla. With the two additions to the palace its balcony with fifty five windows is considered one of the most unique woodcarving masterpieces found in Nepal.