Contesting Place in a Post-colonial Space

(Re)colonizing Tradition

A Pedestrian Guide to a "Traditional" City

Welcome to Bhaktapur

[1] The Tea Stall at Guhepukhu

[2] Nava Durga Chitra Mandir

[3] Khauma Square

[4] Tourist Motor Park

[5] Indrani Pitha

[6]Lasku Dhwakha Gate

[7]Char Dham

[8]Cafe de Temple

[9]Batsala Temple

[10] Batsala Temple

[11] City Hall

[12] The Procession Route

[13] Pujari Math

[14] The Peacock Restaurant

[15] Sewage Collection Ponds

[16] Bhairavanath Temple

A Litany of Bhaktapur¹s Pedestrian Concerns

A litany of Bhaktapur¹s pedestrian concerns can be found in a statement made by Bhaktapur¹s Mayor Prem Suwal on 3 October 1997 for the inauguration of the Tourist Motor Park. The speech stressed that having the Tourist Motor Park outside of the city would decrease pollution in the city (pine), while at the same time still allowing tourist revenue to flow into the municipality (dune). These funds could then be channeled back into preserving historic monuments and making Bhaktapur a "Traditional City of Culture." The mayor then mentioned the upcoming municipal organized Bhaktapur Festival 1997 and the nationally organized Visit Nepal Year 1998. The mayor used these themes of culture, development, and tourism to request that the military stop encroachment on public lands in Bhaktapur. He also used them as a way to address the municipality¹s struggle over the sewage system, as well as the clean up of the Hanumante River, the need to decrease unemployment, and the need to promptly repair the road between Sallaghari and Nagarkot.


Mandala Map

Tourist Map


Tour Map

Durbar Square

Tacapa Map



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