Bhaktapur City Cultural Heritage Tour takes you to one of the beautiful and most interesting areas, located an hour drive from Kathmandu city or Patan area which is the third major cities within the valley. Where one can spend from half day to full day visiting its fascinating places with great artistic monuments, where much of the areas listed in World Heritage Sites truly a great old city, where you can feel medial era with its ancient cultures and simple traditional farm life as it was since past hundreds of years.
Bhaktapur city cultural and heritage tour:
Starts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a half day tour.
Starts from 09 a.m. to 04 p.m. on a full day tour.
Where interested people can extend for more days to visit other places of interest within Bhaktapur city, where all tour guided by expert city guide on spacious coach and car as per group size, where all entrance fee will be included on the tour package.
Within Bhaktapur Tour:
For Half-Day or Day Tour from 9 a.m.to 01 p.m. (on the Half day) extends to 4-5 p.m. on a Full Day tour with comfortable cars-coach as per groups size can combine this half-day tour of Bhaktapur and Patan city also.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
One of world top Heritage Sites that reflects the city's rich culture of masterpiece art and architectural design, also a central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts. Visit its famous golden gate at the main courtyard of the Palace lined with 55 beautiful carved windows; the golden gate regarded as world's most beautiful and richly carved of its kind.
Bhaktapur Nyatapol Temple:
One of the highlights of Bhaktapur and landmark of the city it's old and beautiful towering Nyatapol Temple, means a five-storied temple stands high 30 meters, the tallest temple within Kathmandu valley, built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1,708 AD. Each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from the bottom with wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins, and goddesses.
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery:
Located within Bhaktapur Durbar Square treasures rare paintings and manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations are found in this museum. The gallery contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images of medieval art tradition of Nepal. The gallery is closed on Thursday and public holidays.
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur:
Originally built as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period, later changed into a three-story temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla, this temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab - the god of Terror.
Built-in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.
Pottery square and market:
Around Bhaktapur there are two main pottery area, the first pottery square is at Samadhi east from Dattarya temple square, it is the oldest pottery square, another pottery place leads south from the Nytapola square at Talako’s Potter’s Square walking along interesting markets side streets the pottery is in full blaze, the wide open brick courtyard with a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots, where each pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water. Observe the craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of an old tradition.
Afternoon or morning extension tour visiting interesting sites of ancient Changunarayan Temple:
Nepal oldest temple of Changunarayan, perched on a hill-top above Bhaktapur which is also called as Changu or Dhaulagiri. The temple complex and its small quaint town surrounded with a forest of champak trees a mere distance north of Bhaktapur. Changunarayan Temple dedicated to Hindu god Lord Vishnu, this temple considered as the oldest one in Nepal. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th to the 12th century of the excellent Nepalese art. According to legends Changunarayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King Hari Datta Verma and it is one of Nepal's richest structures historically as well as artistically. In the grounds there is a stone pillar inscription of great importance recording the military exploits of King Man Deva who reigned from 496 A.D. to 524 A.D. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D. Proves that the temple was already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D. It is the earliest inscription known in Nepal
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