Kirtipur stretches across two hills, with a lower saddle between them. The (chilanchu Vihara (built 1515) tops the southeastern hill and consists of a central stupa surrounded KIRTIPUR TO CHOBAR WALK by four smaller stupas. numerous statues and some dilapidated Buddhist monastery buildings. The entrance to the courtyard is marked by a tree that has completely encased a small shrine.From the rear of the stupa go right, down to the 16 th century stone shlkhara.style Lohan Debar. Continue beyond the temple then take a left to the 12th-century Ba Bhairab Temple at the bottom of the saddle where the town’s two hills meet. The upper wall of this famous tenple-roofed temple is decorated with the swords, machetes and shields of the Newari troops defeated by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The temple sides are decorated with buffalo horns. The temple’s principal image is of a terrible Bhairab in his tiger form and is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Look for the temple’s torana to the left of the entrance door with a green image of Vishnu astride the ,Garuda and, below him, blue Bhairab between Ganesh and Kumar. To the far right of the courtyard is a fertility shrine under a tin umbrella. Animal sacriñces are made early on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. The square and pond in front of the temple once formed part of a royal residence and as a consequence feature some fine woodcarvings.