Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur, Nepal (credit)

#5 in Best Places to Visit in Nepal - Hindu and Buddhist sites are in abundance in Bhaktapur, and those religions give a telling tale about the Bhaktapur culture.

Bhaktapur Nepal Attractions

There are many temples, shrines, and monasteries throughout the city, as well as festivals held throughout the year. The longest festival, lasting for fifteen days, is Dashain. It honors the goddess Devi Durga for slaying a demon. Other festivals include Gai-Jatra, Tihar, and Bisket Jatra, the latter being basically a game of tug of war and whoever wins is blessed with a good year. All of the festivals are joyous, uplifting, wired with food, and celebratory of the Bhaktapur culture.

Temple in Bhaktapur

Temple in Bhaktapur (credit)

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