Dattatreya Temple, Bhaktapur

#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Bhaktapur
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Supposedly made from a single tree, Dattatreya Temple attracts visitors with its beautiful carvings and interesting architecture, with two Rajput wrestler statues guarding the entrance. Devotees come to worship the Dattatreya, a trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Look closely at the carvings and notice vivid sexual graphics and erotic decorations carved in the wood and the gilded metal. Entrance to the inside of the temple for non Hindus is forbidden, but souvenir shops and a museum can be found nearby. Add Dattatreya Temple to your Bhaktapur travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bhaktapur trip site.
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  • ...by quite some way I’d say. Not as busy as other squares, no touts bothering us and beautiful buildings.  more »
  • Include this on your walking tour of Bhaktapur. The walk from Durbar Square is interesting with many historic features to look at. There is a large water tank by the square, some beautiful wood...  more »
  • Located in Bhaktapur and on the premises of the Dattatreya Square is this Dattatreya temple, which reflects the culture, traditions, arts and crafts of the historic Nepalese Society. It was built many centuries ago and it has got a great stories that Your guide will be able to pass on to you.
  • A world heritage sites. Beautiful temple made my one tree.

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