Monuments

55 Windows palace of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

One of the masterpieces of woodcarving is 55 windows palace of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is located aside by the Golden Gate and in front of the big bell. 55 windows palace was build during the early 15th century. Later Bhupatindra Malla renovated in 1754 AD. Also due to the earthquake, there were some cracks on the wall so it was renovated on about 2063 – 2065 BS.

There are thankas paintings in the walls, palm-leaf manuscripts, and rare & fine paintings. There is flanked by the Hanuman as the Tantric Bhairab and Vishnu as Narsingha in the entrance of 55 windows palace. There are 55 unique and marvelous woodcarving windows at the balcony of this palace. Queens of Malla Kingdoms used to sit nearby the windows to see the outside scenario whenever Jatras and festivals were celebrated.
55 windows palace is a 4 stories palace where different wooden scriptures are made up off. The rooftop of this palace is in the pagoda style. It was build using bricks and woods. It was an ancient palace that is still in existence. It makes the visitor visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Most of the visitors won’t know the location but used to visit seen and count the windows as excitement.

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