55 Windows Palace

55 Windows Palace, Bhaktapur Overview

The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built by King Jitamitra Malla for his 55 wives, with one window for each of them. The palace of 55 Windows dates back to the 18th Century. Apart from this iconic monument of love, the said king also laid down the foundation stone for another iconic structure in the vicinity - the Nyatapola Temple.

The inside of the palace has been closed for visitors for many years now. The Golden Gate also called as Sun Dhoka, is the entrance to several inner courtyards around the palace. The Golden Gate one of the most lavish and important artefacts in Nepal. There is also a holy pool near the palace called Naga Pokari which is believed to be used by goddess Taleju for daily ritual baths. It was built like a water tank and it is encircled by a cobra.

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How To Reach The 55 Windows Palace

Located within the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, the palace can be reached easily by a short walk from the Bhaktapur bus station. Buses to Bhaktapur leave from Kathmandu bus station at periodic intervals.

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