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Namaste and welcome you to Bhaktapur! Bhaktapur is a medieval city from the 15th century, listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Architecturally rich and religiously remarkable, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley.
Many precious art treasures can be found on both sides of the Durbar Square. Most of the temples and monuments inside the square were built by Malla kings in the 17th and 18th centuries. You could stroll around the city savoring juju-dhau- a special kind of curd that Bhaktapur is especially known for.
Lot of valuable monuments were demolished by the 2015 Earthquake. However, you can see that they have been rebuilt already. Their intricate value and postures have been carefully re-built and are firmly intact. Ornate wood carving and detailed designs make the sculptures even more praiseworthy.
The Durbar Square area and in fact the Bhaktapur city is almost like an open air museum filled with precious metal, wood, and stone arts. Here, you can find evident mastercrafts like the shikhara style and pagoda style architecture, the national art gallery inside the impressive fifty-five window palace, elaborately carved peacock windows, and ancient monuments dating back to the 15th century.
If you are into pottery then do not miss out on visiting the Pottery Square to the South of durbar square. You can observe the expertise of Prajapatis who have been into pottery for generations and it is soothing to watch them create such art. Beautiful and flawlessly made piggy banks, pots, plates, ceramics, and more can be found here.
Now let us head off to visit one of the oldest temples in the history of Kathmandu, the Changunarayan Temple.