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Bhaktapur Festival 1997
22 ~ 26 OCTOBER, 1997
Around Bhaktapur


Bhaktapur has long been called the City of Devotees, and has recently emerged as Nepal’s Cultural Capital. Because of the city’s medieval architecture, its rich tradition of ancient music, handicrafts and ritual dance, as well as its present renaissance of vibrant Newar culture, Bhaktapur has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Yet, while everyone knows that no trip to Nepal is complete without experiencing this enchanting township, few know that Bhaktapur will become even more enchanting between October 22-26 when the town celebrates the Bhaktapur Festival 1997. Organized by the Bhaktapur Municipality, this five-day gala will be held in eighteen locations spread across the entire old settlement.

The festival will be celebrated by Bhaktapur’s residents, cultural groups, and craft-persons, as well as involve tourist related activities such as traditional handicrafts, hotels, lodges and restaurants. To miss this festival is to miss an authentic experience of Nepal. Come help add one more glowing legend to this legendary city. Come celebrate Bhaktapur’s LIVING HERITAGE.


Bhaktapur Festival 1997 Secretariat
Bhaktapur Muncipality
Layaku (Durbar Square), Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Phone: (977-1) 612721, Fax : 612721, 613206

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