Nyatapola Temple

Nyatapola Temple or Five Storeys Roofed Temple is a pagoda in the valley of temples as one of the valuable buildings in "City of Devotees" in Bhaktapur City, Bhaktapur District, Province No. 3, Nepal, built by King Bhupatindra Malla within 7 months from the end of 1702 to 1703 and dedicated to Siddhi Lakshmi or Siddhi Laxmi (Parvati).

King Bhupatindra Malla from Malla Dynasty built Nyatapola Temple to show his strength. The kingdom has rivalry with Kritipur and Kantipur in the west and an impressive building as a lighthouse project. The king also built 7 brick factories in Challing.

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The biggest challenge is bringing large quantities of rock from Challing which is 9 kilometers away. King Bhupatindra Malla asked for help from neighboring communities including Challing, Jitpur, Bagshowari, Shakhu, Jhaukhel, Changu, Gokarna and Paunati at a party attended by 23,000 people.

Legend has it that locals believe the temple was built to placate the angry God of Bhairab and people discuss with King Bhupatendra Malla to finally decide to build a temple stronger than the Bhairab Temple.

To make Nyatapola strong built statue of Siddha Laxmi, elephant, tiger, and god of snake in front of temple. Peace prevails in the city and people live easily and happily after calming Bhairab. In the 18th century many temples, statues and stupas were built in Nepal, mostly in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur known as the valley of the temples.

Five-story temple with five-story roof has a height of more than 30 meters as the highest royal building. The temple is decorated with beautiful sculptures and becomes an example of great workmanship. The building is accessed using stairs equipped with several statues on both sides.

Five-story temple with five-story roof has a height of more than 30 meters as the highest royal building. The temple is decorated with beautiful sculptures and becomes an example of great workmanship. The building is accessed using stairs equipped with several statues on both sides.

Many temples in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged by the Nepal-Bihar earthquake in 1934 and 2016. Nyatapola Temple survived despite having the highest shikhara in the Temple Valley. Today, the city is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site that records universally-cultivated cultural and natural buildings.

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Location: Bhaktapur City, Bhaktapur District, Province No. 3, Nepal

Routes and public transport: Flights to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu City, then drive for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to Bhaktapur.

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