Ancient known as Bhadgaon, it is situated at an altitude of 1401 m, is a home to medieval art and architecture and was the site for Burtoluchhi’s Little Buddha. The urban city covers an area of 4 sq. miles. Shaped like a conch-shell, Bhaktapur meaning city of Devotees, pottery and weaving are its significiant identities. Bhaktapur, essence of the Newari City, 14 km east of Kathmandu is Nepal’s greatest treasures.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.Bhaktapur Durbar Square, built by Malla King Bhupatindra Malla. The major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are Taleju Temple, Nyatapole Temple, most famous pagoda of Nepal, dedicated to Siddhilaxmi, the tantric Goddess of supreme power and success, Big bell, 55 windows Palace, built by Yakshya Malla, considered with woodcarving, Yaksheswor Mahadev Temple, built by Yakshya Malla in 15th century. Visit to Pottery square to observe the mud handicraft items by tradition style.
Other attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are Chyasin Mandap, Siddhi Laxmi Temple (Fasi dega), Vatsala Temple, dedicated to a mother Goddess and known for its dog barking bell, Bhandarkhal Complex, Chatu Brahma Mahavihar, Indrayeni Temple, Balakhu Ganesh Temple, Tripura Sundari Temple and the Char Dham, the four greatest hindu pilgrimage sites, Bhairavnath Temple, dedicated to Bhairav, the God of terror and death.
Visit to Dattatreya Temple, claimed that the building was constructed from a single piece of wood.
Siddha Pokhari, old pond, is situated at Dudhpati-17 in the ancient city. It was built in the early 15th century during the reign of Yakshya Malla. It measures 171 meters long by 73 meters wide and 3 meters deep.
Take Lunch into traditional Newari restaurants delicious and hygienic food with a typical taste. After ,visit to Changu Narayan Temple listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It is the oldest temple marked on stone crave. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu with ten heads and ten arms of stone carving. This temple was built in 4th century.
Later drive back down to Bhaktapur exist point highway to taste of Best Delicious Curd "Ju-Ju dhau" to end your day in Bhaktapur . Then back to Kathmandu hotel .