Bhaktapur Durbar Square was the site of the ancient capital of Nepal. The traditional architecture of this place commands immediate attention. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces in its premises. Notable among these are the lion gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the golden gate and The Palace of 55 Windows. The statue of the King Bhupatindra Malla, in the act of worship, is placed on a column facing the palace. Of the various sculpture available in Nepal this is considered to be the most magnificent.
Like various other monuments in Nepal, King Bhupatindra Malla built this five story Pagoda. The construction date is scribed as 1702 A.D. It stands on a five-terraced platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair of figures; two famous wrestlers, two Elephants, two Lions, two Griffins and "Baghini" and "Singhini" - the Tigress and the Lioness Goddesses. All these symbols represent various ruling dynasties of Nepal. This is one of the tallest Pagodas in entire south-Asia. This structure is very famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.
Situated in a beautiful surrounding of Bhaktapur, the temple of Ganesh is placed in a sylvan setting to catch the first rays of the rising sun. It is a good picnic spot that is flanked by many attractive landscapes.
Situated at the end of a long ridge that runs well into the valley, it has been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 A.D and said to be the oldest temple in the valley.
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