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Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, also known as the city of the temples, is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu.


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1 - Patan Durbar Square

   10 km away

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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2 - Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 metres above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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3 - Trekking | Kathmandu

   12 km away

Embark on a journey that traverses from Kathmandu to Chisopani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel, revealing a fusion of nature's splendor and cultural immersion.

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4 - Pashupatinath Temple

   9 km away

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal.

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5 - Hiranya Varna Mahavihar

   10 km away

Hiraṇyavarṇa Mahāvihāra, also Kwa Baha: informally called The Golden Temple with literal meaning "Gold-colored Great Monastery" is a historical vihara situated in Patan, Nepal. It is known locally as the "Golden Temple" and it is famous for feeding rats.

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6 - Nagarkot

   9 km away

Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km west of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Province and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality.

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7 - Patan

   10 km away

Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal.

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8 - Nyatapola Temple

Nyatapola Temple is a 5-storeyed Hindu temple. Meaning is Five Storeys Roofed Temple. Pagoda Style temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 7-month period from late 1702 to 1703. It is the temple of Siddhi Lakshmi, the Tantric Lakshmi who bestows auspiciousness.

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9 - Bouddha Stupa

   9 km away
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10 - Boudhanath

   9 km away
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11 - Tharlam Monastery

   9 km away
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12 - Kathmandu Durbar Square

   12 km away

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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13 - Thamel

   12 km away

Thamel is a commercial neighborhood located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Thamel has been the centre of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades, starting from the hippie days when many artists came to Nepal and spent weeks in Thamel.

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14 - Ratna Park

   12 km away

Ratna Park is a park and surrounding district in central Kathmandu, Nepal. It is named after Queen Ratna, the wife of King Mahendra. It was built for the children and is named after Ratna, the second queen of King Mahendra. It is situated between Rani Pokhari and Tudikhel in the heart of Kathmandu.

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15 - Kathmandu Valley

   12 km away

The Kathmandu Valley, is a bowl-shaped valley located in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal. It lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of the Indian subcontinent and the broader Asian continent, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.

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16 - Kathmandu

   12 km away

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 2.5 million. Also known as the city of temples, with one of the oldest pagoda design, known with Pashupatinath Temple, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu valley in central Nepal.

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17 - Kàtmandu

   12 km away

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 1 million. Also known as the city of temples, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu valley in central Nepal.

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18 - Juddha Statue

   12 km away
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19 - Amadablam Expedition

   13 km away

Taboche is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Taboche is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge. Taboche lies directly across the Imja River from Ama Dablam and above the villages of Pheriche and Dingboche.

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20 - Taudaha Lake

   15 km away

Taudaha Lake is a small lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu, in Nepal. The name comes from a combination of Newari words 'Ta', meaning snake and 'Daha', which means lake.

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21 - Swayambhunath Stupa

   15 km away
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Why should you visit Bhaktapur ?


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How to visit Bhaktapur ?

Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Traveling to Bhaktapur is a must for those who seek to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Nepal. The city is known for its stunning architecture, traditional art, and a well-preserved medieval atmosphere.

To get to Bhaktapur, you can take a taxi or bus from Kathmandu, which is about 13 km away. The journey takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Alternatively, you can rent a scooter or bike to travel at your own pace.

Before arriving in Bhaktapur, it is essential to book the entry ticket to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square in advance. The entrance fee for foreigners is NPR 1,500 (approximately $15). Booking a guided tour is also recommended to gain a deeper understanding of the city's history and culture.

The costs of visiting Bhaktapur vary depending on your preferences. Budget travelers can find affordable accommodations and food, while luxury travelers can indulge in higher-end options. On average, expect to spend around $30-$50 per day on accommodations, meals, and activities.

The best things to do in Bhaktapur include exploring the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, visiting the Nyatapola Temple, and admiring the beautiful Peacock Window. Don't miss the chance to observe pottery making at Pottery Square and try the local delicacy, Juju Dhau (king curd).

For dining in Bhaktapur, try Café Nyatapola for a mix of local and international dishes with a great view of the Taumadhi Square. Another option is Bhaktapur Restaurant, which offers authentic Nepali cuisine in a traditional setting.

When it comes to accommodations, consider staying at the Peacock Guest House, a charming, budget-friendly option located near the main attractions. For a more luxurious experience, check out the Traditional Homes - Swotha, which offers beautifully designed rooms and excellent service.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in Bhaktapur, consider exploring the nearby villages of Changu Narayan, Nagarkot, or Dhulikhel. These small towns offer a glimpse into traditional Nepali life and provide stunning views of the Himalayas.

In particular, Changu Narayan, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple boasts intricate wood and stone carvings dating back to the 4th century. Hiking from Bhaktapur to Changu Narayan takes about 3-4 hours, offering a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the beauty of rural Nepal and its cultural treasures.















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