"Bhaktapur-most charming city in Kathmandu valley" Bhaktapur Tip by josephescu

Bhaktapur, Nepal: 26 reviews and 42 photos

  peacock window, Pujari Math, Bhaktapur
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      peacock window, Pujari Math, Bhaktapur
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The traditionally intact town of Bhakpatur is probably the most charming city in the whole Kathmandu Valley.

Enlisted UNESCO World Heritage, with its cobblestone traffic free streets linking a string of well-restored temples, courtyards and monumental squares, and with the sidestreets scattered with shrines, wells and water tanks, Bhaktapur is like a trip back in time. Strolling around, wandering at the temples with their architectural details and watching centuries-old traditions of craftsmanship - potters, woodcarvers, bronze casting, jewellery, weavers and other enterprises - are the best things to do in Bhaktapur.

Apart from the monuments and the unspoiled local flavours of the place, Bhaktapur is a good place to use as a base for nearby trips to Changu Narayan (one of the oldest temples in Nepal) as well as to Nagarkot, to catch a glimpse of the Himalayas.

Bhaktapur boasts traffic free old centre, Kumari goddeses (additional to Kathmandu) loads of monuments and statues, some of the most elegant temples and?the finest carved window in the whole Kathmandu valley, the peacock window.

Visit my Bhaktapur pages for more info, pics and tips.

Directions: sout-east of Kathmandu, a little further from the international airpot

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 2, 2007
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