Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.
Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square|
Also called Bhadgaon and Khwopa (in the native tongue).
Religions: Hindu 92%, Buddhist 7%
Castes: Newar 63%, Brahman 10%, Chettri 18%, Tamang 5%
Bhaktapur's population is approximately 225,000.
Main agricultural production: paddy, wheat, corn, pulse,
millet, citrus, guava, pears, junar, haluwabed, cauliflower, peas,
beans, cucumber, and pumpkin.
Bhaktapur depends on tourism for about 60% of its revenues.
No cars are allowed in Durbar Square; no heavy vehicles in central Bhaktapur.
Siddha Pokhari,Bhaktapur,Nepal Nyatapole,Taumadhi Square,Bhaktapur