Taumadi Square

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Taumadi Square

Taumadhi Square is on the eastern side of Bhaktapur durbar square. A narrow street filled with souvenir shops will lead you toward Taumadhi square.

Most people know this place as panch tale mandir rather than taumadhi square. Due to the situation of the giant five-storied pagoda temple, nyatapola. And, people are used to calling it panch tale mandir rather than Nyatapola. It is also the tallest pagoda temple of Nepal.

 This square allows two-wheelers vehicles in its compound but not four-wheelers.

There is another three-storeyed temple of bhairava, a fierce visage of lord shiva. That, Bhairavanath temple lies on the right side of the temple of shiddhilaxmi (nyatapola).

There is also a small temple named betal temple following the bhairava temple. Like other squares, this square too had a big space, wherein festive season thousands of people muster and make merry the festivals. Ths square also treasures the wooden crafts used in bisket jatra and the chariot is also assembled in this place.

There is another temple right in front of the nyatapola temple, call by the name of the Til Madhav Narayan temple. Every year, a Newari ritual called belbivah or ehi is done in a compound of this temple.

Besides, there are several cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants in this area. If you get a walk during morn or in eve, you can clock the locals’ street market too.


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  • Taumadhi tole, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal

  • 27.671576, 85.429093
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