The ancient Newari settlement of Bandipur stretches east and west on its mountain saddle reflecting the architecture richness of the Kathmandu Valley in its pagoda roofs, latticework windows, and stone-paved streets. The dwellings are in the form of compact townhouses, built of brick often with ornate windows and doorways. The roofs are of tin or stale. A distinctive aspect of the bazaar is a covered veranda that extends through its entire length, from shop front to shop front. There are many temples and caves in and around Bandipur. Bandipur offers panoramic views of different mountain peaks of the central Himalayas, including jugal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, the Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.