Bhaktapurheritage city

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Bhaktapur is an ancient Newari town which lies in the East of the Kathmandu valley. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, it lies in the Bagmati Zone of Nepal. Bhaktapur was also the capital during the rule of the Malla Kings in the 15th century.

Bhaktapur is famous for its traditional culture, art, craft,historical monuments, temples and beauty. It lies on the main trade route between Nepal,Tibet, China and India. Bhaktapur, specifically the Durbar Square, is one of the 7 places covered by the tag of World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the Kathmandu Valley.

The main attractions of Bhaktapur are the three Squares - Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, and Dattatreya Square, Changu Narayan, Nagarkot, Surya Vinayak, Kamal Vinayak, Siddha Pokhari, Chonga Ganesh, Largest Shiva lingum, Golden Spout and Gate, Magnificent peacock windows, and around 40 temples.

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1. Potter's Square: It is a two minutes walk from the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The place is actually called Bolachenn but known by Potter's Square as one can see many potters working over here, making beautiful pottery and clay utensils. One can also see fresh clay and pottery work being dried out in the sun.
2. The city is famous for a special type of cap which is called " Bhaad-gaaule topi".
3. Don’t miss out on eating the famous Honey Yoghurt, the king of all yoghurts.

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Bhaktapur is famous for pottery. One can find pots drying in the sun, especially around Pottery Square. Although carrying pottery items back with you might be tough, it is not easy to miss out on buying these famous artistic works of Bhaktapur.

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