Bhaktapur,also known as Bhadgaon or the city of Devotees,is the third major town in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of the whole valley during the 14th to 16th century. Much of the town’s great architecture dates from the end of 17th century. This town is also well known as Newari Architecture town. Bhaktapur rises upon the northern bank of Hanumante River. All foreigners visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square are charged a fee.
Bhaktapur is also famous for their home made curd which is known in Nepal as Khopa Dhau. Bhaktapur is also the pottery center of the valley and a visit to Potters’ square is a must. You will get to see lots of different types of handmade souvenirs ( wood-carvings, puppets, thangkas, caps etc.) inside the Square.