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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.
Recommended on tripadvisor, where you plan your perfect trip, the guest house is housed in a 3 storied Newari Building made from the traditional wood and bricks of the ancient time. We offer 8 rooms with free Wi-fi access and attached bathroom. The uniqueness of our guest house rooms is that it is all laid out in the original 15th Century plan. The architecture is intact as it was in the past. The main Deluxe room has the Shah Jhahaya (Traditional Newari Window) which looks out to the splendid view of the Dattetreya Square.
Hence, come spend a night at Peacock Guest House and experience the 15th century Newari Era days of the Dattatreya Square and feel the warm welcome Bhaktapur has to offer.