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Day 02: Kathmandu
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Day 02: Kathmandu

The road access to Changunarayan, 18 kms east of Kathmandu is from behind Bhaktapur. Alternatively, it is a 45 minutes walk up from the Sankhu road, across the Manohara River, using the old pilgrim's route or a pleasant half-day hike along the ridge from Nagarkot on the eastern Valley rim. The lavishly decorated two-tiered Temple was rebuilt after a fire in 1702, but the earliest inscription in the Valley dated 467 A.D. testifies to the considerable talents of the Licchavi King Mandeva I, Nepal's first great historical figure. The Temple stands in a spacious courtyard, littered with priceless stone sculptures from the 4th to 9th century A.D. (Licchavi period) This golden age of classical Newari art produced masterpieces that were entirely religious in character. Patan is also known as Lalitpur or the "City of fine arts" and is the oldest City in the Valley. This Buddhist City is said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Patan is the cradle of arts and architecture of the Valley, a great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 Bahals or Courtyards and 55 major Temples. Well known among these are the Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwar Temple, Jagat Narayan Temple & the Mahaboudha Temple. Patan is enclosed within 4 Buddhist Stupas set on the four-corners of the outer boundaries of this Ancient City. A tour of Patan would also include a visit to the Tibetan refugee village to witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets using age-old methods of dyeing and finishing. Three or four persons at each loom weaving traditional designs, chatting & singing can also be seen here.

Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon meaning the "City of Devotees" lies 14 km east of Kathmandu. It is the home of medieval art & architecture and still retains its rich medieval aroma. A City of farmers, Bhaktapur is also known for its pottery and weaving. Bhaktapur is the most charming and the best preserved of the Valley's three Cities. The intricately carved Temples, alleyways and timeless atmosphere of this place are simply intriguing. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur include Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Bell of the Barking Dogs, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavanath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Pujari Math etc.



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