Ta:mari Square

the central square of Bhaktapur

Ta:mari square is the next place of interest after layaku (Durbar Square). It is the central square of Bhaktapur, tightly woven into daily life and rituals, and the most important location for the biggest festival of the town- Biska Jatra,Saparu and others, where a large number of people gather together. The short narrow lane goes past the Thankas and Handicrafts shops leading directly to the Ta:mari square. This square divides the ancient town into the upper and lower halves. The square is dominated by many mesmerizing temples and other medieval architecture such as the Nyatapola temple, the Bhairab temple and Teel Mahadev Narayan temple are also major attractions. Being centrally located a lot of local activities depicting local life style and culture can be observed here throughout the day.

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Bhaktapur (भक्तपुर), About this sound, listen (help·info); literally translates to “city of devotees”), also known as Khwopa (Nepal Bhasa: ख्वप Khwopa), is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 8 miles (13 km) from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in and serves as the headquarters of Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Pradesh of Nepal. It is administratively divided into 10 wards.

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