Patan, the second-largest city in the valley, lies just across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu, but it's a much quieter and less frenetic place to visit. The city is justly proud of its temples and artisans and it is their handiwork that provides the focus of the stunning Durbar Square (choc) a-block with the largest display of Newari architecture in Nepal. It includes the Royal Palace, which contains a richly decorated bathtub, and the two-tiered brick Jagannarayan Temple. Look up to the roof struts to see carvings of figures engaged in quite athletic acts of intercourse. A few minutes' walk north of the square is the Golden Temple, a Buddhist monastery guarded by sacred tortoises that potter around the courtyard; and the Kumbeshawar, reputedly the oldest (1392) temple in Patan. South of the square is an area of charming streets lined with metal smiths and brassware shops?
Bhaktapur is in many ways the most medieval of the three major cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Despite recent development, the city still retains a distinctly timeless air with much of its glorious architecture dating from the end of the 17th century. Most sights can be easily traversed by foot and include yet another Durbar Square, which is infinitely larger than Kathmandu's and has its fair share of temples, statues and columns, many with grisly histories behind them. For instance, the sculptor of the Ugrachandi & Bhairab Statues had his hands chopped off to prevent him from duplicating his masterpieces.Bhaktapur second main square is Taumadhi Tole, which features Nyatapola, the highest temple in the valley, and Til Mahadev Narayan, an important place of pilgrimage. Nearby is Potters' Square, where thousands of clay pots are made and sold. East from here, through the sinuous streets of the old city center, is Tachupal Tole, another square containing temples and monasteries plus craft museums.
[Start Time: 09:00am
End Time: 16:00pm]
(Our guide will pick you up from the hotel you stay and escort you to Patan & Bhaktapur where you have an opportunity to explore traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, musical mystic and many more.
After the end of the trip, our guide and driver will drive you back to your hotel. This tour involves drive and walking with fully guided tour).
- Private land transport for sightseeing in Patan & Bhaktapur.
- Driver allowances, Petrol/Gas cost, Toll Tax, Parking and Vehicle Insurance
- English Speaking local Guide for Sightseeing’s.
- Entrances Fees in the sightseeing places in Patan & Bhaktapur.
- Expense of personal nature such as bar bills (alcoholic Drink), extra beverages, mineral water, laundry, postal service, telephone, Tips etc.
- Personal insurance and equipment.
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