Places To Visit In Bhaktapur
The National Art Gallery
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 Windows.
Built by King Ranjit Malla, the Gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its
kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with
deities and monsters with marvelous intricacy. The le Palace of 55 Windows was built in the
17th century.Among the brick walls in their gracious setting and
sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 Windows. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving.
The stone temple of Batsala Devi which is also located in the Durbar Square is full of intricate carvings.
This temple also sets a beautlful example of Shikhara style
architecture in Nepal. There is a bronze bell on the , terrace of the temple which is also
known as the "Bell of Barking Dogs". This colossal bell, placed in 1737
AD, was rung to signal curfew during those days.
Superior artistry of the Golden Gate at Bhaktapur
The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and
other architectural showpieces like the Lion
Gate, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Batsala temple,
etc. A magnificent statue of
King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column
facing the palace of the many windows.
The National Art Gallery:
Contains ancient and medieval paintings belonging to Hindu and Buddhist
schools depicting Tantrism of various periods and descriptions.
This five-storey pagoda was built in 1702 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla.
It stands on a five-terraced platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair of figures.
This is one of the tallest pagodas and is famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.
This temple was first built as a one-storey pagoda but was later changed into a three
storey temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla. The temple is noted for its artistic grandeur. It is
dedicated to Lord Bhairav, the god of terror.
Built in 1427 A.D., this temple
is said to have been built from the trunk of a single
tree. Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely
carved peacock window.
Situated in a beautiful surrounding of Bhadgaon,
the temple of Ganesh is placed in a sylvan
setting to catch the first rays of the rising sun.
It is a good picnic spot flanked by
many attractive landscapes.
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