Patan Museum, Patan (Lalitpur)

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Visit Patan Museum to observe the traditional sacred art of Nepal in a prominent architectural setting. Once a Buddhist monastery dating from 1734, the building rests on even older foundations that may go all the way back to the Licchavi Period (3rd to 9th century). To fight building decay, some parts were reconstructed to their original appearance, while some were adapted to the needs of the museum, thanks to joint efforts of the governments of Nepal and Austria. Inspect the exhibited rare objects of Nepal's cultural history, as well as the unique local handicrafts. If you want to rest, visit the museum cafe in the inner courtyard and taste a mix of traditional and Western delicacies. Make Patan Museum part of your personalized Patan (Lalitpur) itinerary using our Patan (Lalitpur) attractions planner.
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  • This is one of the finest museums I have seen . Most of the artefacts and statues date back to the tenth century . The history and philosophy around each artefact is very well explained in English . T...  more »
  • In Patan Durbar square ticket includes entry to all attractions in the area. The Palace of the Kings of Patana very picturesque, well preserved and completely renovated. There is a collection of old wooden sculptures of the façade. And even the Golden Royal throne. By the way, in the Royal pond cvel Lotus and swam Golden carps. ...
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  • The museum is very interesting, in a very understated way. It is simplistic yet very very interesting. Note the details of the artifacts, they are stunning.You have to take your shoes off, as it is an...  more »
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  • Interesting, especially the architecture wing. The building and the small doorways with large steps to enter are noteworthy, so be sure to duck as you travel between rooms. Another highlight was the dirt floor upper levels of the old palace. You might want to bring another pair of socks that you can walk in on these floors.
  • Great place for the people in love with spiritual history. Ancient palace preserved as museum stuffed with all the handicrafts from earlier malla kings. Wood and metal works inside the museum are the markings of knowledge of the past and art of story telling through the art. Not only the museum the whole ancient square is full of different temples built in different era with different designs.
  • This museum is now (January 2018) open partially and the artifacts are on display. There are number of artifacts which are almost a thousand years old and related to Buddhist religious beliefs. Each relic has a description against it and has an identification. Very nicely kept, though the total number of articles are not many. The wood carvings are the other attraction. One can spend an afternoon here and will be leaving with lot of satisfaction and enhanced knowledge.
  • Best known for its artistic heritage, Patan is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. Although many of the temples located in Durbar Square were destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake, the restoration is going on a surprisingly fast pace. #LetsGuide
  • One of the best museum in Nepal. Although small, but there are many things of historical and cultural and religious interests here. Situated inside Patan Durbar Square area. Also hosts many stage shows here.
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