Badgang, meaning "Pilgrimage City", was founded in 889 and later became the capital of the Mala Dynasty. It was the birthplace of architecture and art in Nepal in the Middle Ages. Walking into Duba Square, there are many palaces, temples, courtyards, sculptures, unique and lifelike, which are worthy of being the essence treasure house of Nepalese culture and art in the Middle Ages. It is amazing that after the great earthquake in Nepal the year before last, many ancient buildings and works of art here have been damaged to varying degrees. So far, most of them have not been repaired. Badgang's woodcarving is famous far and near. Its carving method is very delicate and delicate. It's like 55 black sandalwood windows in the famous old palace and peacock windows in the alleys beside Tachupa Square. They are all high-quality products and are of great appreciation value. A major earthquake in 2015 brought serious havoc to Badgang Duba Square, covered with rubble and bruises. It is heartbreaking that thousands of years of cultural relics have been so destroyed. I wish the good Nepalese a speedy recovery from their misery.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the second Durbar Square to be visited in the Kathmandu Valley and the only one to get a Chinese tourist map. It consists of Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Pottery Square and Dattatreya Square, of which Badgang Square is the largest square, surrounded by various temple towers, which are overwhelming. There are 500-year-old Palaces of the Mala Dynasty, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palaces, including many palaces, courtyards, temples, statues and so on, which are known as "the essence and treasure house of Nepalese art in the Middle Ages'.
Baktapur is a new place name, formerly known as Badgang. There are three Duba Squares near Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu, Baktapur and Patan, among which Baktapur is the oldest. Focus on the 55 window palace, because of 55 black sandalwood carved window named. You can walk up the steps to the five-storey tower, which is the highest point of Baktapur Duba Square. The peacock window is located in the alley and needs to be looked for. The local yoghurt tastes good and is served in a pottery bowl. It's interesting. Chinese tourists can enjoy half-price tickets on their passports, only 500 rupees.
definitely worth visiting this town despite of the tourist fees, Chinese and Saarc country members get a discount. if u are a Hong Kong or Macau passport holders you can also just pay Rs500 instead of USD15. the city is like it’s been frozen for hundreds of years. the shops the people are much more friendly to tourists and willing to slash price compare to Kathmandu. the entire city is a museum, so enjoy and spend the time to explore more than the guide map suggests.
The Dattatraya Temple is also called the Dattatraya Temple. It was built in 1427 by King Aksia Mala. The temple is a three-storey, double-eaved Pakuda Hindu temple dedicated to the only Trinity god in Nepal "Datatraya". There are also two Mara Vajrayans guarding the temple gate, which is the same as the Niatapoli temple gate. Nyatapola Temple, built in 1702, belongs to Hindu temple. The whole Nyatapola temple is five stories high. Nyata has the meaning of "five stories" in Nepalese, so it is also called five stories tower. The tower is 30 meters high, with five stage foundations. From the bottom to the top, there are large stone carvings that are high enough for two people. They started on the first floor with semi-squatting Jayamel and Phattu, armored elephants, lions, eagles and the auspicious goddess Hitillachimi. From Hercules to Goddesses, they are said to fit the divine power of Hindu gods.
Last year's two major earthquakes caused many exquisite buildings to collapse and crack, and scaffolding is common. What I feel here is the goodwill of people, especially the smiles of students. Although poor, they are still warm and kind. Back in N weeks, I still miss this trip to Nepal.
Badgang, located about 14 kilometers east of Kathmandu, was once Nepal's most well-preserved ancient city. Also called: Old Palace. The great earthquake in 2015 caused serious damage to this millennium old city, and many famous buildings are now being repaired. From the ruins, we can see the style and brilliance of that year. The golden doors and 55 black sandalwood carved windows of the old palace are very exquisite. They deserve to be visited by people all over the world, just to see their elegance.
Many of the buildings here have been destroyed, and they look like they're dusty. But there are still many surprises in it, which are full of all kinds of small businesses, delicious and interesting, especially the yogurt recommended at the entrance. It's really super. In addition, the local celebrations happened to be very lively!!!
This Duba Square is the largest Duba Square in Kathmandu, and the largest number of old buildings that have remained for centuries. There is also a ceramics square where the old people are basking in freshly made pottery bottles. The rows are not spectacular. Along the way, there are also markets. We can see that the local residents are buying vegetables and fruits, so as to get a good grounding atmosphere. The temples of Shiva and Madame Shiva are the largest and tallest. Some buildings are being repaired after the earthquake. But the whole is good and worth seeing.
This Nepalese architectural style is still worth visiting. The three Durba Squares finally found that only Badgang can be seen. Tickets are expensive in several other places. It feels targeted at foreign tourists. Different countries are not a price. Suggestions to buy a pair of Thangka to take home, not expensive but also very distinctive