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“Bhaktapur is a living museum piece”
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Nyatapola Temple
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Bhaktapur Old City Half-Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Bhaktapur
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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“Bhaktapur is a living museum piece”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Nyatapola Temple at Taumadhi square
This really is square. Local life abounds as the square is just one open market place. Just so lively and colourful and with the steep temple on one side the option of just sitting on the high temple steps and watching the local scene from this vantage point is mesmerising

Visited November 2013
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San Stino di Livenza, Italy
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“big temple”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

this is the most big temple in bhaktapur! it is well maintained and you see also from the other little street!!

Visited October 2013
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“Tallest temple in Nepal”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

One of the main attractions in Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Nyatapola Temple. This beautifully sculptured building, is tallest temple in Nepal with its 5 storeys / 5 tier roof. The temple which was built in 1701 in honour of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity. The 30 metre high temple sits on a 5 pedestal layers. The temple was so well built, it withstood the large earthquake that hit Nepal back in 1934. A must visit when you visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which we believe was a much better place to visit than Kathmandu Durbar Square. However, it cost foreigners US$25 to enter the Square. Worth it.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Historical Architecture”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

In the eighteenth century Bhaktapur was known country-wide for its production of quality pottery pieces and beautiful art works, which included sculptures completed in both wood and stone. Today this reputation Bhaktapur has continues and is sustained by the tourist industry, which flourishes in this area. The city gives you a glimpse of what life was like centuries ago having changed very little since it was first formed.

Durbar Square can be found in the center of Bhaktapur and like Kathmandu contains many beautiful temples where the Nepalese people can go and pay homage to one of the many Hindu gods. At one point the square was crowded with temples and statues but with the 1934 earthquake many of these ancient buildings were destroyed and to this day have yet to be built again. In comparison to the city of Patan, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is bigger and more neatly laid out but with many empty spaces where temples once stood.

Visited August 2013
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“fun to walk up”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

If you don't fancy walking up it, have a drink on the terrace of the cafe overlooking it in the square. It was a great vantage point for people watching and a lovely view of the square

Visited May 2013
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