Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Peacock Window
Peacock Window, in Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is located at 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur mean “the city of Devotees”. The city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to the 15th century. Bhaktapur World Heritage site is a home to Traditional art and architecture, history, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people. All that and more will have you visit this untouched ancient city more than once! Nepal’s Malla dynasty’s achievements in arts and crafts are reflected throughout the Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur is also known by woodcarving artists, for its cap known as Bhadgaon Topi, and for its curd known by local Nepalese as `Juju Dhau’. Tourist can see the traditional home and temple, busy local markets, making clay-pots by women, drying crops and vegetable products.

Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan is listed in the world heritage site in 1979 AD, it is also a scenic spot situated at hilltop of about 1700 meter, 4 km to the north of Bhaktapur. It is said to have built by King Hari Datta Verma in 323 A.D. And most Authentic inscription locates in the precinct of Changu Narayan is dated 464 AD. And it is accredited to the King Lichavi King Mandeva.