Nepal > Sightseeing Tour > Bhaktapur City

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Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and the Nagarjuna Hills are close in to Kathmandu locations for panoramic views of the Hiamalya. The great peaks of Dhaulagiri and Kanchanjunga can be seen from Nagarkot, on a clear day. Sankhu, Thimi and Bungmati are typical Newari villages where one can appreciate the Newar way of living. Gokarna is an old Newari village surrounded on three sides by the Gokarna Wildlife Reserve, one of the untouched forest of the Valley. One can ride an elephant or horse or play golf on an excellent nine-hole course. Also there is a renowned Gokerneshwor Temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, and constructed in 1582.It is well know that Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley. This city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to the 15th century. Bhaktapur is about Four square miles of land situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter from sea-level.It is a home to Traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people. All that and more will have you visit this untouched ancient city more than once! Nepal's Malla dynasty's achievements in arts and crafts are reflected throughout the Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur is also known by woodcarving artists, for it's cap known as Bhadgaon Topi, and for it's curd which is almost famous in Nepal. Tourists visiting the city also take the time to relax and observe other interesting happenings in the city such as tourist can know the arts and culture,living style and they can also Paint or sketch the monuments if intrested ,children's playing outside their home and in temple yards, busy and color-full open markets, women's making clay-pots, weaving, and sun-drying crops and vegetable products. Bhaktapur is located at 14 km east of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport.

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