Bhaktapur, another medieval city of Newari People, situated eastern corner of Kathmandu valley and lies around 13 kilometers, from the capital city Kathmandu. It has its own identity in the history of Nepal as the capital city of whole Nepal till 14th century and till 18th century, stands as a souvenir country. Bhaktapur is also known as Bhadgaon which means village of rice but the literal translation of the word Bhaktpur is, the city of devotees.
Till 18th century, the Bhaktapur was ruled by Malla dynasty as other region of Kathmandu valley. That was the golden era in the history of this region. Most of the historical monument, including world famous fifty five window palace, five stored and tallest pagoda of Kathmandu valley, known as Nyatapola and hundreds of other sights were constructed in this period. Most of the kings of Malla dynasty were well renowned and got name and fame among the people because of responsible behaviors and their good works towards their people and continuous development of this region.
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 art works. This is supported by the restoration and preservation efforts of German-funded Bhaktapur Development Project (BDP).
The city is famous for a special type of curd called “JuJu dhau ”(king of curd). It is made by experienced curd makers . The taste of curd prepared in this place cannot be found elsewhere all over Nepal.