Siddhi Lakshmi Temple
By the southeastern corner of the palace stands the attractive 17th-century stone Siddhi Lakshmi Temple. There was minor earthquake...
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...
This is a good place to head for a rooftop beer or cocktail in the shadow of the towering Nyatapola Temple. It also does decent food and...
This nameless hole-in-the-wall consists of little more than a hot plate and a bucket of pancake mix, but it serves up what might be the...
Tadhunchen Bahal information
Walking east from Durbar Sq, you’ll pass the gateway to the restored Tadhunchen Bahal monastery, tucked between souvenir shops, now in need of further restoration after the 2015 earthquake! 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!