The valley of Bhaktapur is enriched with its unique cultural and historical heritage. The old name forBhaktapur is “Bhadgaun”. When you stroll around Bhaktapur, your eyes will be pleased with the amazing masterpieces of arts and architecture. Every corner of Bhaktapur has distinctively designed architectural monuments and sculptures. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the central attraction of Bhaktapur valley, which is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage site. Bhaktapur is a must-to-see site where there are other places to visit. This place is religiously important as well for the devotees. Many beautiful temples are established here such as the Nyatapola temple, the Taleju Bhawani temple, the Bhairavnath temple, the Dattatreya temple, and many more.
Despite the shattering earthquake of 2015, Bhaktapur has, fortunately, stood up and restorations were sped up. The Fifty-five window palace, the Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur museum, Siddha pokhari, Changu Narayan temple, etc. are equally significant in history and religion-wise. Hundreds and thousands of local and international tourists visit Bhaktapur and are satisfied with the on-foot tour around the valley. Many shops sell exquisite souvenirs. The clay pottery and colorful masks are also the key attractions to visiting Bhaktapur. Also, this place is famed for its “Juju dhau” – meaning the king of curd. Different types of Newari cuisines are available in the restaurants as well as sold by street vendors. Bhaktapur valley is one of the three ancient capitals which amazes tourists with its serenity and cheerful local people.