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Bhaktapur Travel Tips

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Insider advice for your Bhaktapur vacation


AbFab
Bhaktipur's must-sees 5 stars
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Despite the cost of entering Bhaktipur being comparatively costly at 750 rupees (I think that’s about 10 euros), the traffic and horn free streets offered the chance for me to explore the topsy-turvy houses and walk through the cobblestone streets in peace and quiet. The Durbar Square, being badly hit in the infamous earthquake of 1934, means that there are not as many temples as in Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares. However, there is still so much to glimpse. I loved every moment of observing the community of weavers, woodcarvers and potters, as well as the artists in the National Art Gallery painting the most exquisite thangka paintings I had seen. A must see is the famous 15th century peacock window - randomly placed in a backstreet dark dank alleyway – where the shop owner opposite invited me upstairs to take a photograph, and where I bought a wooden replica of the beautiful window for a reasonable price.


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AbFab
Bhaktipur: 5 stars
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
You can find yourself anywhere in Nepal with the wonder of local taxis, which can take you anywhere you please. From the tourist area of Thamel to Bhaktipur – on the northern bank of the Hamumante River – I paid 400 rupees (about 5 euros) for the forty minute journey; a complete bargain when I think back to the fares you are expected to pay in England. Bhaktipur itself is an incredible passage way into the past. Nepal may be in the year 2064 but the sights of women beating grain and men drying out their clay pots in the sun were intriguing snippets into the primitive lives of such a wonderfully happy, talented and humble race.


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