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Bhaktapur Changunarayan Day Tour

  Nepal

Duration

1 Day

Tour type

Day Tour

Group size

1+

Accommodation

Hotel

Meal

Breakfast

Max.Altitude

1800 M

Best Season

Through Out The Year

Departure from

Kathmandu


Overview

Bhaktapur Changunarayan Day Tour rewards you with the two of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. A day tour around Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayn Temple is one among many popular excursions of Nepal. It gives you a golden opportunity to observe the ancient art and architecture used to build the religious sites and the palaces. Bhaktapur Changunaryan day tour is thetour with oldest and largest royal palace of Nepal and Changunaryan Temple is the oldest temple of Nepal. Moreover, Bhaktapur itself is the smallest district of Nepal occupying just 119 square kilometres.

Bhaktapur is known as a Newari town as well as a historical town because the history of modern Nepal is directly connected with this. The entire Kathmandu Valley used to be a single kingdom and ruled over by a single king. After the death of King Yaksha Malla end of the 15th century, his son divided the valley into three separate states: Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kantipur. All the kings built new palaces in their states by spending a large amount of money to show their palace most beautiful. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located around fifteen kilometres east from the centre of Kathmandu.

The people of Bhaktapur (also called “Badh Gaun”) are more traditional than the people of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. The Bhaktapurians have protected their art and architecture since the time immemorail that it can be seen in their cultural and historical heritage sites. As soon as one hear the name of Bhaktapur, ‘Juju Dhau’ (a typical yogurt) comes to their mind. Similarly, it is popular for green vegetables production, ceramics, traditional garments and paintings. The people of Bhaktapur celebrate the traditional feasts and festivals more than the days of a year.

Besides the artistic ancient royal palace, there are many landmarks to make your Bhaktapur Changunaryan Day Tour more meaningful. You can visit many artistic temples and buildings of historical importance during your stay here. The major attractions of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are 55-Window Palace, Golden Gate, Line Gate, Pashupati Erotic Temple, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Nyatapol Temple, Bhairav Temple, Bishnu Temple and the Pottery Square. While visiting these historical and religious heritage sites, you can get the deep insights about the ancient rich art and architecture of Badh Gaun.

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changunarayan Temple is located seven kilometres north from Bhaktpaur Durbar Square. Situated on a small hilltop, it is the oldest Bishnu Temple of Nepal. It was built in the 5th century during the rule of the Lichchhavi King Mandev, who also built Bouddhanath Stupa. The inscriptions found in the temple premises are the most reliable evidence for the history of Lichchhavi Dynasty and the socio-cultural development at that time. From Bhaktapur, you can take a private jeep or taxi or go on foot as well to the hilltop temple.

Changunarayan  Temple is also known as the Open Museum because of the presence of the ancient artistic works found here. You can find a lot of stone and wood carvings showing the Mahabharat War and other metaphysical signs and symbols of the contemporary society. Nearby the temple, you can find a museum that reflects the culture, tradition, costumes, rites and rituals of the Newari ethnic community. From the top of the hillock, you can have a wonderful scenery of the cultivated land and cities full of concrete houses. Besides, you can also see the dense forests of Shivapuri National Park and the Himalayan view of Langtang region, Manaslu region, Ganesh Himal and Mt. Gaurishankar in fine days

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