Golden gate; an alluring masterpiece of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

  • 2 min read
Share :
Golden gate; an alluring masterpiece of Bhaktapur Durbar Square image
Image by Santt

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 the 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.

Golden gate

Golden gate

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 is 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.


Since the Golden gate lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, after paying for the entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur, you don’t need to pay more. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 for SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese to enter Bhaktapur.


The golden gate of Bhaktapur was made in 1757 A.D.


The Golden gate of Bhaktapur is located in between the National Art Museum and 55 window palace, in the arena of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.


The Golden gate of Bhaktapur is made so beautifully that anyone who observes it just fell in love with the beauty of it.


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

It is said that when the golden gate was made, Bhaktapur had got a lot of profits, thus assuming such a situation, there might have been some use of gold but across-the-board, it is gold plated.


The golden gate of Bhaktapur was built during the reign of King Ranjit Malla.


The Golden gate is often called Swarnadwar (golden gate in Nepali). Also, the paladhvaka (gate of gatekeeper) and nepaladhvaka (gate of Nepal).


The gate has a gorgeous replica of Taleju Bhawani, also the symbols of Astmatrikas. The gate looks like a complete package, filled with Nepalese architecture, carvings, symbols, temples, inscriptions, and noticeable spangles.



No review on this yet. Be the first one to review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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

  • 27.672117, 85.428415
View on Google Maps

Other places around Bhaktapur Durbar Square

You might also like

+ A -