Bhadgaon (also known as Bhaktpur or Bhaktapur), which translates as the City of Devotees, is the perfect place to learn about medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. Located 14 km east of Kathmandu city, Bhadgaon was founded in the 9th century and is situated at 4,600 ft above sea level. The city is shaped like a conch shell, to symbolize God Vishnu.
Here you will visit the Durbar Square with its array of temples like the Palace of 55 Windows and The Nyatapola temple that are built by King Bhupatindra Malla. Both are the best examples of Pagoda style architecture and features 5 colossal steps on each of which stands a pair of figures two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.