Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changunarayan Temple

About this Trip

This tour takes you to the both UNESCO heritage sites located in Bhaktapur City. This tour covers Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Chagunayan temple which will provide the sight of historic & traditional culture and arts.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, stood the capital of Nepal Valley once during the olden days. And today it is a treasure home of medieval arts and architectures. According to a legend this city was founded in 889 A.D. by King Anand Deb who belonged to the famous Lichhabi dynasty. The whole city takes the relevant shape of a ‘Khat-Kon’ or David’s Star. Bhaktapur signifies the “city of Devotees”, with the sole majority of Hindus. The urban sector covers an area of 4 squar miles. They make the best yogurt of the kingdom; so it is known as ‘Juju Dhou’ or ‘King Curd’. Nowadays numerous cottage factories produce masks and wooden handicrafts as well. Bhaktapur is 13 km direct east of Kathmandu and is accessible by public taxi vehicles including the bus, mini-bus, car and auto-rickshaw.

Changu Narayan Temple

It is listed in the world cultural heritage, it is also a scenic spot situated at the altitude of about 1700m, 4 km to the north of Bhaktapur. The temple is believed to be the oldest of all the temples of Nepal. It is said to have built by King Hari Datta Verma in 323 A.D. and most authentic inscription locates in the precint of Changu Narauan is dated 464 A.D. And it is accredited to the King Lichavi King Mandev.

Highlights

- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Basantapur Chowk
- The Palace of fifty - five windows
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Vatsala Durga Temple and Taleju Bell
- Siddi Laxmi Temple
- Enjoy Bhakatapur's famous Royal Curd (yogurt)
- Nyatapola Temple
- Dattatreya Temple in Dattatreya Square
- The Peacock Window Top of Form

Trip Facts

- Start/End -Kathmandu/Bhaktapur
- By car - 45 minutes
- Tour Duration - Full - day
- Departure Date / Time- Morning
- Departure Time - Evening

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