Explore Bhaktapur - Ancient City of the Kathmandu Valley
Located in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Bhaktapur is best known as the City of Devotees with ancient temples and monuments which are part of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also called Bhadgaon in the Nepali and Khwopa in the Newari, the old city of Bhaktapur is considered the best preserved town among three major cities in the valley, along with Kathmandu and Patan. Here visitors will have a chance to see what the entire Kathmandu Valley must have looked like during the medieval period. The exquisite religious architecture, ancient palace courtyards, narrow alleys and vibrant squares takes you back to the time of the Malla rulers and experience the traditional way of life that the locals have retained for centuries. Walking along the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, admiring shikhara-style temples and a 55-window palace of brick and wood, visiting the 5-story temple of Nyatapola, you will not just explore the most charming architectural showpiece of the ancient arts in Nepal, but also get close up to the tapestry of Nepali life that makes it an untouched until now.