Bhaktapur

भक्तपुर Bhaktapur Literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwapa (Newar: ख्वप Khwapa), Bhaktapur: A Living Museum

भक्तपुर Bhaktapur

The third of the medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur was always described as the best preserved.
Many Nepalese still use the old name of Bhadgaon (pronounced bud-gown) or the Newari name Khwapa, which means City of Devotees. The name fits – Bhaktapur has not one but three major squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the entire country.
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The town’s cultural life also remains proudly on display. Artisans weave cloth and chisel timber by the roadside, squares are filled with drying pots and open kilns, and locals gather in communal courtyards to bathe, collect water and socialise – often over intense card games. To view this tapestry of Nepali life visitors must pay a town entry fee, which goes into protecting and maintaining the temples.

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Meaning of ‘Bhaktapur’

In general, the district is known as ‘Bhaktapur.’Khwopa (Khwapa) is how the Newars refer to it. Khwopring, Bhaktapur‘s earliest non-Sanskrit name, was its previous form. Khwopring as a name prevailed even before the introduction of the Lichchhavies i.e. in the Kirat Period.Khopring, the old name for what is now Bhaktapur, was first recorded as ‘Khopringgrampradesha’ in an inscription erected in …

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What is the best way to get from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur?

Nagarkot is a wonderful spot to retreat, but it has remained in the shadows since few people know how to get there from Bhaktapur . The distance between Bhaktapur and Nagarkot is 12 kilometers, and it is located to the northeast of Bhaktapur . Nagarkot and Bhaktapur  are connected via the Araniko Highway. Nagarkot can be reached in a variety of ways. Nagarkot …

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IN BHAKTAPUR THINGS TO DO

With the gorgeous monuments, you can take some shots. Simply sit back and relax on the Pati while speaking with your pals. Don’t miss out on the famed Ju:Ju Dhau (King Curd-Yogurt), Kulfi, Tornado Potato, Paun (Titaura),Lashi and from Bhaktapur. Purchase Bhadgaunle Topi,Nepali paper Goods, Pashmina Shawls, Woodwork Sculptures, Woolen Items, Pottery Goods and stunning artworks as keepsakes. In local …

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