Among the three major cities of the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, to this date, is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. The city is celebrated for its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style - which is believed to be the stairway to the heaven, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards whose existence date back to the 12th century, where devotees, still, celebrate their pre-historic festivals by equal amount of gusto and passion.
Bhaktapur used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu Valley until the king, Yakshya Malla, in 1482, divided the kingdom between his three sons, eventually fading the strength of unity and losing the nation to the Shah dynasty from Gorkha. But, before losing the kingdom to Shah kings, Bhaktapur was renowned for its Malla Yuddha; a fierce combat between two wrestlers. Hence, one can observe muscular craved wrestlers, as the trademark of the city, into various temples of as the guardian of the city and of the Gods. Bhaktapurians are proud inhabitants of their city and culture.
Most of the women would be seen in their traditional, Newari, attire, who would do their laundry in public - but artistically crafted - taps, farmers would be seen here and there carrying vegetables, as the city is also known as Bhadgaon, which means the City of Rice. This city has preserved the Newari value as a mother would keep their children safe, so it would be not hard to feel the aroma of ancient Newari culture once you reach the Bhaktapur. The city is considered as the neat city, compared to other two cities, where tradition and modernisation walk in sustainability. Bhaktapur city is one of the beautiful UNESCO Heritage Sites of Nepal.
It is 20 kilometer from Bhaktapur which is secnd highest point on the Kathmandu valley. The view of Hiamalays and Mt.Everest is surrounded over here also this area ofers hiking, treking whihh leadfs into the Tamang village. It is the best place for the picnic destination.
Thimi is the traditional Newar city noted for its a vegetable garden and handicraft which lies 5 vkilometer west of Bhaktapur.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
It is located in the current town of Bhaktapur. This Durbar Square is highly Visited site in the Kathmandu valley. It is 13 kilometer far from capital of Nepal.
It is the pagoda stle temple whish is one of the htallest temple. The temple is built with a arshetectural prrfestion and artestic beauty.
55 Window palace:
During the Malla dinesty rule it was built in 1427 AD and remodled it in 17th centuary by Bhupatindra Malla.It is the oldest palace present in Nepal.
This is the main entrance into the palace. The craftism and design in the gate is wonderful which is most beautiful and richly moulded speciment of it's kind in the entire world.