Monuments

The Golden Gate of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

One of the artistic masterpieces of the Kathmandu valley is The Golden Gate of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It lies in the northeast corner of the Square. Garuda (also known as Garud in local language) and the goddess Kali is killing the snake is on the gate. The golden gate is the great work of the artist made by the gold or gold plating.

Golden gate is located between the World Heritage Art Galley and 55 windows palace. The status of Bhupatendra Malla is located in front of the golden gate. There is a big bell aside by the statue of Bhupatendra Malla and Vatsala temple (made up of stones).

The Historian named Percy Brone describes that the Golden Gate is the loveliest work of art in the world. The Golden Gate is the gate to enter the Taleju Temple. A living goddess Kumari lives in the Taleju Temple. Inside the Golden gate, visitors can find the 99 chowks where ponds, a royal bath, and palace of Malla kings can be found.

The golden gate was built by the last king Jay Prakash Malla in the 18th century. It was the Royal Palace palace of Malla kingdom of Bhaktapur. Any visitors can visit the Golden gate. Now, Golden Gate is secured by the armed police force 24 hours and 365 days.

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