Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Tel: (977) 984-162-0757

Address: Durbar square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal

Besides Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is also worth visiting. Located in Bhaktapur, a town 13km from the city centre, Bhaktapur Durbar Square served as the royal palace of the Bhaktapur Kingdom in the 18th century. It is also surrounded by palaces, temples and museums.


The unique feature of the square is the Palace of Fifty-five Windows, a palace with a strong touch of Hinduism. As its name goes, there are 55 carved wooden windows inside the palace. You can try to count them! Another remarkable feature is the “Golden Gate”, surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and Garuda. The gate is claimed to be the world’s most beautiful arch. It is even recognised by a British art critic as not only the most stunning art in Nepal, but also the treasure of the country.