Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the center of Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur Durbar Square was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is larger in area than Kathmandu Durbar Square and less crowded than Patan Durbar Square. The devastating earthquake of 1934 is believed to have destroyed many temples and buildings of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. There is a ticket booth at the western end of the Durbar Square where foreigners and SAARC nationals have to pay an entry fee to Bhaktapur.


Bhaktapur Durbar Square has one of the best collections of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. There are many beautiful temples, palaces and buildings in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are examples of superb architecture. These include The Lion Gate, The Golden Gate, the 55 window palace, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatopola temple.