Siddhi Lakshmi Temple
By the southeastern corner of the palace stands the attractive 17th-century Siddhi Lakshmi Temple. The steps up to the temple are...
You will be able to see the sky-high rooftop of the Nyatapola Temple long before you reach the square. With five storeys towering 30m...
The large and plain Fasidega Temple is notable more as a landmark than for any great architectural merit. If you look towards Bhaktapur...
With live music on weekends and a decent cocktail list, this is a good place to head for a drink. Choose between a rooftop beer garden...
Watshala Garden Restaurant
Set in a pot-plant-filled courtyard behind the Shiva Guest House, this place is a genuine retreat from the Durbar Sq crowds. Sit back...
Tadhunchen Bahal information
Walking east from Durbar Sq, you’ll pass the gateway to the restored Tadhunchen Bahal monastery, tucked between souvenir shops. This Buddhist temple is linked to the cult of the Kumari, Bhaktapur’s living goddess. Bhaktapur actually has three Kumaris, but they lack the political importance of Kathmandu’s.
In the inner courtyard the roof struts on the eastern side have unusual carvings that show the tortures of the damned. In one, a snake is wrapped around a man, another shows two rams butting an unfortunate’s head, while a third strut shows a nasty tooth extraction being performed with a large pair of pliers!