BHAKTAPUR is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century, and is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient town.
Situated on the trade route between Tibet and India, Bhaktapur was rich and prosperous, home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, beautiful windows and gates, amazing pagoda temples and ponds.
Lu Dhowka (The Golden Gate) is said to be the most beautiful one in the world. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built in 1427 by King Yaksha Malla, and The Lion Gate in 1696. Batsala Temple is famous for its colossal bronze bell ordered by King Ranjit Malla in 1737. Nyatapola Temple, a five story pagoda, was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1702.