Yetachapari; the long inn of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Yetachapari is a long inn/resthouse that one can encounter in the south of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Nowadays, people prefer to call it Lamopati (a Nepalese word meaning long inn) rather than Yetachapari. Many of us might have had no idea about its original name before this.

This two-storeyed building was used to sit, to have an audience for the king and observe cultural programmes held in front of the palace or dabali (the traditional stage like space). However, it is still used to sit and observe several festivals and events. Even when there are no festivals or events, one can simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Royal palaces and temples of Bhaktapur Durbar Square standing behind them.

Did you know that this Yetachapari was bigger than this?

Yes, it was big and was twice bigger than this. It was after the earthquake of 1990 that its reconstruction was made a bit far from the palace which traverses to a good space at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Well, you couldn’t find such long inns as Yetachapari in Patan and Basantapur Durbar Square.

Well, you could find the old images of Lamopati in our old photo collection.

FAQs

Yetachapari is actually a long resthouse situated in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is said that it was an inn.

It is located right in front of the National Art Museum, following the Lal Baithak.

The earthquake of 2015 had a negligible effect on it, but the earthquake of 1934 badly devastated it. It was at that time that half of its frontal space was completely destroyed and never rebuilt.

Well, there is frankly no information available about this topic.

Yes, indeed. It is also called Lamopati other than Yetachapari.

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