Bhaktapur is one of three medieval cities in Kathmandu Valley, the other two being Kathmandu and Patan. It is often referred to as Bhadgaon and Khwopa and has a mix of Hindu and Buddhist population. This city is located around 12 kilometres from the capital city, Kathmandu and is divided into three squares, each of them filled with temples and religious architectures of Nepal. Entry to this town, however, is not free and visitors need to pay a town entry fee of NPR 1500. This goes into the maintenance of the temples in Bhaktapur.
A place for devotees, this city is located in the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur, “the city of culture” was unfortunately destroyed during the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in April 2015, causing loss of life and terrible devastation of some of the historically important temples. Nevertheless, the city has been rebuilding steadily over the past 4 years and as a result, is one of the most valuable historical locations in Nepal.
This city is placed on the trade route between India and Tibet and gives a clear view of the Himalayas above. Being the third largest city in Nepal suggests that Bhaktapur is one of the popular tourist destinations in Nepal with Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the most common attraction.
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