March 6, 2013

My Country My Pride ...My City ..Bhaktapur

Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan.
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