The statue of shiva, standing in between the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchowk district is the tallest statue of lord shiva. Definitely, in the world.
Significantly, the statue has a height of 44 meters. That means, a height of approximately 145 feet. This is amazing. Well, if you want to take a live glimpse of this grand work. Then, you must come to Nepal and then Bhaktapur. Of course, because this statue lies in Sanga Bhanjyang, which lies within the Bhaktapur.
Normally, people call this place sanga and the statue, “Sanga Mahadeva”. But, its actual name is Kailash Nath Mahadev. The renowned businessperson Mr.kamal Jain initially invested in this project. It is said that this fabricating costs 1.2 crores of Nepalese rupees.
This statue of Shiva holds the religious belief. That ultimately added one more figure to the religious tourism of Nepal.
Moreover, this cemented statue is made out of steel, concrete, zinc, and copper. And was in the process of construction from 2004 to 2010. The inauguration of this place as a religious spot was done by Mr Sharad Singh Bhandari, on the date 21 June 2010. He was the then Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of the Nepal government.
Mostly, during the weekends, you can see a bunch of people over there. For the reason that this is a Shiva temple, people often come here to celebrate Shivaratri and Teej festivals.
This destination is not that far from Kathmandu. It’s only about 20km east of Kathmandu city.
It is famous for having the highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world.
You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.
You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly takes you to Sanga.
The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 for SAARC, and for Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese. And this charging rule is limited to Bhaktapur Nagar only.
No, you don’t need to pay for your infant. In fact, it is free entry to the children below 10 years of each national at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
If you are not going to the premises of the temple, then you don’t have to. But if you want to enter there, then yes, you certainly need t pay some amount of money.
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.
Well, there are a lot of things that you can do like shopping, sightseeing, eating different foods, also photography. But, capturing one corner of the 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 places. 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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Suryabinayak Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal