At just 12KM from Kathmandu City, Nyatapola Temple is located at Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur. The temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1702AD which is considered as the tallest temple in Nepal with 5-tiers measuring over 30 meters. Many Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this temple to pray Siddhi Laxmi, the incarnation of Goddess Durga. It is said that the goddess is very thirsty for the blood of animals, so thousands of animals are sacrificed to make the goddess happy. The statue of the goddess Siddhi Laxmi is located at the top of the temple in a locked shrine. Only the priest of the temple is allowed to enter the inner sanctum. You can also see the eight lucky signs of Buddhists carved beside the doorway of the temple. There is no fee to enter the temple, so if you are around the Bhaktapur area we would recommend you visit this religious place.