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Nyatapola Temple

Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
+977 1-6610310
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Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
+977 1-6610310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique place worth visiting. The temple stands tall in the middle of the square surrounded by various shops. Magical place. You can also grab coffee or a bite at a coffee shop located opposite to it.

Thank 8_wanderluster_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of a wonderful walk around Bhaktapur. We actually got slightly chased by a goat at the top of the stairs at one of the temples. It made for an interesting experience. As I have said in my review of the other squares...More

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful temple and an incredibly strong structure, having survived the 1934 and 2015 earthquakes. This is the tallest temple in Nepal; it was built because the temple next to it was a bad temple and had bad karma. So the Nyatapola...More

Thank Skibumdude
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Try to be there early to see the inhabitants doing their offerings, enjoy the atmosphere and have a look at the souvenir shops. Who knows : you might discover a gem among the tourists' stuff

Thank M4Marc
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a don't miss in Bhaktapur. My husband and I have been here in this ancient and rich cultural town for about a week now and no experience has been more memorable for us that our first visit to this lovely tall temple. The...More

Thank rhondarecreates
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Nyatapola temple has beautiful architecture This temple is situated in the Taumadhi square of Bhaktapur. Its stands so amazingly high with a 5 story level.in a Pagoda style. The workmanship and the craftsmanship is amazing with such details. There is also stone carved structures...More

Thank SHDD
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of the most interesting temples. You just can't seem to get enough of a look at it. I liked the interesting animals lined up the stairway. Very very popular with tourist, takes awhile to get a good picture. Be patient, you will. Right in...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a tall Pagoda style Siddhi Laxmi temple with beautiful architecture. From the top of the temple, one gets a very nice view of Bhaktapur Darbar Square.

Thank renuka_dxb
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The place is called Taumadhi square and often called as one of the wonder inside Kathmandu valley. Its a five Storeyed Pagoda temple structure which symbolizes the nepalese architecture model anti earthquake resistant. The wooden carvings are worth praising and one of the best example...More

Thank Shiva R
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Massive pagoda in Bhakthapur which was not damaged by the earth quake. With the darbar square under renovation, this stands as the main attraction at Bhakthapur. There are few bars and restaurants nearby.

Thank Dony1988
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I believe Penny B has confused two temples. There are many pictures and at least one video on line showing that the Nyatapola temple survived the earthquake intact, as did the statues lining the stairway upwards, including the two wrestler-guardians Jayamel and Phattu. The photo that is being shown is of the Fasidega temple, which was completely destroyed. It never had the wrestler-guardians at the base of its stairway. Confirmation by someone in Nepal, telling us that the Nyatapola temple is still standing, could clarify this.
5 July 2015|
Response from gangolli | Reviewed this property |
From the pictures that I have seen of post-earthquake Nyatapola Square, the Nyatapola temple survived. It was not reduced to rubble pls.