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Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. About 10 km east of Kathmandu is a town called Bhaktapur, meaning the city of devotees. It covers an area of 5 sq. km and was founded by King Anand Dev (889 A.D) in the shape of a conch shell, which is a sacred symbol. Bhaktapur was once ruled by the Malla's who built magnificent temples, statues, etc Bhaktapur Durbar Square 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 valley as it highlights the ancient of the kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place – struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows – all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is much larger and more spacious than Kathmandu’s and much less crowded with temples than Patan’s. Victorian illustrations show the square packed with temples and buildings, but the disastrous earthquake of 1934 destroyed many of them and today empty plinths show where some of them once stood and have not been rebuilt.

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A: Durbar Square - Nyatapole temple

av Jan Koehn, 20 meter bort

Wikipedia:Bhaktapur (Nepali: भक्तपुर Bhaktapur ), also Bhadgaon or Khwopa (Nepal Bhasa: ख्वप Khwopa) ...

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B: Baktapur, Nyatapola Temple at taumadhi square

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20121126 0528 Baktapur Tadhunchen Bahal

D: Baktapur Durbar Square

av Paul Linden, 110 meter bort

We are located on the edge of the Durbar Square in Baktapur. Directly in front of us is the Pashupati...

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E: Baktapur Inner courtyard in the palace

av Paul Linden, 140 meter bort

Of the Durbar square is reached by this Courtyard the Taleju Chowk. Taleju is the Patron Goddess of t...

Baktapur Inner courtyard in the palace

F: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

av Prabal Tuladhar, 150 meter bort

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G: Baktapur Ganesh Temple

av Paul Linden, 150 meter bort

A small Ganesh temple beside a well. In the Hindu mythology elephant-headed God Ganesh is a son Shiva...

Baktapur Ganesh Temple

H: Baktapur Goal Madhi Road

av Paul Linden, 400 meter bort

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Baktapur Goal Madhi Road

I: Baktapur Bhimsen Temple

av Paul Linden, 610 meter bort

God Bhimasena is the protective God of many craftsman's castes. To honor him Bhimse - Temple was buil...

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J: 20121126 0563 Baktapur Dattatraya Temple

av Paul Linden, 650 meter bort

20121126 0563 Baktapur Dattatraya Temple

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