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Living in Bhaktapur, Nepal:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Bhaktapur, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Bhaktapur what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Bhaktapur is a very crowded and congested place. There isn’t much space to own a four-wheeler but a scooter or a bike might be very useful. Bhaktapur is an ancient city where you can see lots of cultural heritage such as the 55-windowed palace, the Bhaktapur museum and the national art gallery. Bhaktapur is also famous for the variety of street foods and had it’s signature curd that is ‘juju dhau’ which means the king of curds.

Dhiraj, says: 2020

Bhaktapur lies in Kathmandu Valley which is around 15 km from Kathmandu Airport. This city is also an ancient kingdom of Malla Dynasty. there are a lot of Hindu temples as well. The neighbouring districts are Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Although, this city might be rich in culture and tradition, it is quite polluted.

Sushan, says: 2020

be able to communicate in the local newari language. follow the tradition and culture. He/should be always welcoming the tourists and guests. be socialized in the community. He/should be helpful to the neighbours. attend local festivals, rites and rituals. be of good character.

Roshani, says: 2020

Bhaktapur is known as Khwopa. It is a city of culture, living heritage. It is an ancient city and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances, and indigenous lifestyle of the Newari community. It is administratively divided into 10 wards. The city celebrates festivals each month starting from the new year festival to the Holi puni at the end of the year.

Dhiraj, says: 2020

Bhaktapur is small and beautiful. There is greenery everywhere. People here are mostly the primitive farmers of our country who produce organic vegetables. I’s surrounded by lovely people in harmony and love each other. The food here is so good that you will lick your fingers after finishing it.

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