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Welcome to Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur. Most People might not be aware that Dattatreya Square is the oldest square in Bhaktapur and it houses the famous Peacock Window.
The Dattatreya Temple is the main attraction of the Square. Constructed by King Yaksha Malla, the giant three-storied temple is believed to have been built with the stem of a single tree. Having defied series of calamities, it still bears testimony to the incredible achievement made in those regal days of the Nepalese history. The square was the seat of Royalty until the 15th Century and until today one can view the numerous historic monuments and Maths (Residential Mansions) of that era.
Peacock Guest House is in one of these Maths (Residential Mansions). It was opened in 2011 by the Prajapati Family who owns the Himalayan Wood Carving Masterpieces Workshop and Showroom in the same building since the last 30 years. It is the oldest wood carving shop with a showroom in Bhaktapur and it is famous for its really good quality wood carved goods. Here one can watch the wood carvers going about their daily craft from 9.30am-4pm and purchase the goods as well which are on display in the showroom on the first floor.<...Read More