"Bhaktapur Durbar Square" the city is also known, is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses which is 15 km far from Kathmandu. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries.
Popular for its religious, culture and historical heritage, Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaun. This city, rich in ancient arts, religious values, fabulous cultural traditions, architectural masterpieces and ancient sculptures, is also known as an open museum. Morever, the city is also famous as a city of gods. Bhaktapur has a cluster of temples, pagodas, monuments, courtyard, squares. traditional houses, artistic stones, taps, also Buddhist shrines and monasteries built in different times of the history. The existing civilization charcterized with Newai life style and their fabulous traditons and rituals reflected in the day to day activities is the main point of attraction for fireigners visiting this city. Tourists generally notice a marked uniquenss in the festivals, culture events and Newari traditions observed by the people of Bhaktapur. This beautiful and clean city teemed with architectural masterpieces, artistic temple and shrines and ancient aintings, has been able to preserve in historicla identity and civilization. It is famous as a main destination for domestic as well as international tourists. Though Bhaktapur is the smallest district of Nepal, it is rich in terms of its varied tourist attraction.
Listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO, Bhaktapur offers its visitors the opportunity to closely study ancient architecture, arts and culture of Lichhavi and Malla rereigns. Five storied temple, Bhaktapur durbar Square, CHANGUNARYAN TEMPLE, 55 Windows Durbar, (Palace) Dattatraya area and Siddhapokhari are the main attractions of can easily come to notice Newari Language, arts culture and costumes.
Renowned for Juju Dhau (King sweet curd), clay pots and wood carving astistry. Bhaktapur has earned a worldwide reputation as a unique city. foreign tourist have to pay entry fee to visit this historical city which lies at a distance of 15 km from Kathmandu.