Bhaktapur Durbar Square


Bhaktapur Durbar Square, also another World Heritage site situated in the valley more like a National museum of ancient history and heritages, consists of 55 Window Palace, a dominant architectural structure dating back to 15th century, the golden gate, the main entrance to the royal palace, the lions gate, a masterpiece of the medieval Newari architecture style and Nyatapola temple, the symbolic and highest pagoda style temple in the valley.

The main courtyard of the square is designated for  the Taleju Temple reflecting the dedication of the then kings of the valley to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes the temple of Kumari, the living godess. The statue of the  king Bhupendra Malla standing on a tall pinnacle in a gesture of devotion  cleary shows the religious value of the royalties. The palace and the religious shrines side by side also showcases the deepest respect and devotion of the great dynasties through history.
In addition, Durbar square features artistic and antique statues  of the gods and goddesses and almost throughout the square and some weird erotic carvings, artistic though, and the surroundings also offer wonderful additional architectural structures and monuments clearly setting examples of Newari architeral skills and craftmenships both the pagoda and sikhara style  of the time centuries ago while the descendent still practice the same profession until today.