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Address: Bhaktapur 00977, Nepal
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The ancient city Bhaktapur lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley...

The ancient city Bhaktapur lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley which is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal and this old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in large group. you can visit to this place to experience Nepali culture,tradition,religion from right way.we are here to support you for your tours.

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Had never heard of this place but now will never forget it.

We stumbled into Bhaktapur by sheer chance having jumped on a bus outside of the Kathmandu airport and not really caring where it took us. Nearly a month later, we are still here... read more

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Orlando FL
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We stumbled into Bhaktapur by sheer chance having jumped on a bus outside of the Kathmandu airport and not really caring where it took us. Nearly a month later, we are still here in this ancient city of which Durbar square is a crown jewel. This place, a UNESCO World Heritage site is much more than a day trip. It's... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The whole square feels like being in the movie - just walking around it is a delight! Despite the heavy entrance fee levied on foreign visitors, the site makes up for it and even more. I came to Bakhtapur via public bus from Kathmandu - it was very easy to catch the bus from Ratna Park bus stop and the... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though it is under intense renovation process after the major earthquake, still a must go spot if you are in Thamel....for me at least. Can't wait to see it again after all these constructions are done.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are 3 UNSECO heritage Durbar Square in the valley, i.e. Kathmandu; Patan and Bhaktapur. Although the Square in Bhaktapur is relatively smaller than that of Kathmandu, it's better layout less busy and less touristic. Bhaktapur is about 30 min drive from Kathmandu, which is an historic town where the layout and buildings are being kept as it was originally... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Though under reconstruction this remains one of the highlights of Bhaktapur. Don't miss the monuments but also look for the olld men playing bagh chal (tiger and goats) a typical nepali game.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You do have to pay $15 to get into the old city in order to visit the square,but it's good for week so if you're going 3 times,as I did,it's worth it and it really is amazing,the whole city is a UNESCO World heritage site and quite interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bhaktapur is a much calmer, quieter city than Kathmandu. The brick streets and architecture transport one back in time. Happily, fewer buildings were damaged here in the earthquakes than in Kathmandu, but there is significant repair and restoration happen throughout the city. Climbing the steps not only provide a good vista of the surrounding city, but also offer close ups... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once I walked to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, I found myself surrounded by beautiful and elegant temples. There is so much history associated with them. They tell the story of a rich heritage and culture of Nepal.

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This city is well worth a day trip out of central Kathmandu. It's truly what one feels Kathmandu was like and probably how most people imagine Kathmandu to be. The temples and buildings are beautiful, however as you will doubtless read in numerous places, the city was wrecked by the earthquake and some parts of it are literally ready to... More 

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What a beautiful place to stroll around between ancient beauties! It's a great spirit around and I was highly impressed by wood carvings that you can see around at the temples and palaces. Worth a visit!! If you organize yourself and prepare with guide book or hire an on site guide, you can do Bhaktapur in a day easily.

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