Layekuhiti ( Sunken hiti); an extreme example of stone carvings in Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Down with the temples and palaces, there is a spout in the Bhaktapur durbar square. That successfully grabs the attention of the visitors. You can catch it behind the vatsala Durga temple, which perfectly is making a  match to this pristine durbar square too.

This durbar square hiti is decorated with the stone carvings of crocodiles and frogs. There is also a tantric representation of five faced bhairava and shakti above the water conduit.

This water strain is said to be repaired by King Bhupatindra Malla. Due to the dearth of the resources, its erection still evaporated a mystery. So, it is assumed that this hiti was already erected while the Yaksheswor temple was in process of construction.

I wonder if the tap still strains the water. But then it was a prime source of drinking water for visitors as well as for pedestrians. Somehow, the water was also used to worship God and goddess near the royal palace.


Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

It would be a pleasure to sneak around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It doesn’t matter when you will visit there. But if you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present there.

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.

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.

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 goes to Bhaktapur. But you need to catch the bus that has a 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.

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

  • 27.671932, 85.428566
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