Golden gate; an alluring masterpiece of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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The golden and alluring attire, more worthwhile to see in Bhaktapur durbar square is the golden gate. Although this masterwork is erected near 55 Windowed Palace. It kindly can grab the attention of visitors.

Summerily, the rearmost Malla king of Bhaktapur, King Ranjit Malla is responsible for the erection of this epic masterpiece. This also leads to a fact this was the last contribution of Malla’s reign to the heritage of Bhaktapur.

The paragon dated back to 1757 AD, which artistically shows how different symbols, representations of deities, animals as well as ancient styles of architecture could perfectly be blended into one whittle.

However, Just standing in and taking a glimpse of this golden attire made you think about the ancient crafting skills and imaginations.

Alternately, local people allied this door as Swarnadwar (golden gate in Nepali). Also, the paladhvaka (gate of gatekeeper) and nepaladhvaka (gate of Nepal).

The gate was a purpose to dedicate to the Taleju Bhawani temple. The temple placed inside the historical palace of Bhaktapur. Appreancely, artists then made this gate in pagoda roofing style. The concoction of bricks, mud mortar, stone, wood, and gold gilded copper gave shape to this gate. It is more like a complete package.

Flawlessly, made by mixing all the arts and the adulate of newa architecture.

However, describing the details of the gate is possibly not possible. You must go and see the facet of the door by yourself. You surely experience its resplendent beauty once you start studying it.


The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per the nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 to SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

Yes, the golden lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there. If you choose to travel by the local bus then you need to walk a little as of 5 mins walk.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur. But choose the bus that continues its route via Shiddhapokhari.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.

No, not exactly. You can make your tickets available for one more day at the time you buy it.

Well, there are a lot of things that you can do like shopping, sightseeing, eating different foods, also photography. But, capturing one corner of Durbar Square and having a sunset view would be the most satisfying thing that you would experience.

While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind few things like taking out of your shoes while entering the temple and other religious sites. Likewise, you might not be allowed to click pictures of some specific events or place. You should consider these things.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo traveling which means you can travel without a guide. But we also recommend you to have a certified guide who would help you to understand the authentic Bhaktapur and the stories carved all over the monuments.


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  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

  • 27.672117, 85.428415
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