Heritage Sites in Bhaktapur
15th century Dattatreya temple, museums of woodcarvings and metal works are major attractions in Dattatreya square
"Were there nothing else in Nepal, save the Durbar Square of Bhatgaon (Bhaktapur), it would stil be amply worth making a journey halfway around the globe to see."
- A. Powell
The Last Home of Mystery, 1929, London
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site is a collection of artistic monuments, exquisite in their making. The major attractions are 55 windows royal palace, the Golden gate, Pashupatinath temple, the idols of - Lord Bhairab, Goddess Ugrachandi, Narshimha, Unmuktahanuman, King Bhupatindra Malla, Taleju temple, Batsal Devi temple, Char Dham and the national museum.
Nyatapola - the 5 storied temple built in 1702 AD, Bhairab temple built in 16th century Til Madhav Narayan temple built in 1165 AD are the major attractions of Taumadhi square.
It is believed that potters living in pottery square migrated to Bhaktapur in 14th century with King Harisimhadev from Simraogadh. The king brought his tutelary goddess Taleju and Navadurga ( nine emanations of goddess of power) as well. For centuries, the potters have been supporting the society by providing clay pots which are necessary for various purposes.
Pottery and Jyatha ganesh shrines are major attractions of the pottery square.