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Bhaktapur (Nepali: भक्तपुर Bhaktapur ), literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa (Newar: ख्वप Khwopa), it is an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles (13 km) from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. Bhaktapur was the largest of the three Newar kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, and was the capital of Nepal during the great 'Malla Kingdom' until the second half of the 15th century. Today it is the third largest city in the Kathmandu Valley, with a population of more than 80,000, of which the vast majority are still Newars. Historically more isolated than the other two kingdoms, Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur has a distinctly different form of Nepal Bhasa language. Bhaktapur has the best preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. This is supported by the restoration and preservation efforts of German-funded Bhaktapur Development Project (BDP). The city is famous for special type of curd called "Ju Ju(king) dhau(curd). It is experienced by the curd makers that the taste of curd prepared in this location cannot be found elsewhere all over Nepal

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Bhaktapur in Nepal offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Bhaktapur is Kathmandu. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Kathmandu for its bountiful attractions like Bodnath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Thamel on your trip to Bhaktapur. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Bhaktapur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bhaktapur

    Know the pollution level of Bhaktapur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Bhaktapur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bhaktapur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bhaktapur.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Bhaktapur - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.18 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.86 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bhaktapur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bhaktapur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 33.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.93 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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