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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Patan (Lalitpur) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Patan Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • No visit to Patan would be complete without a visit to the museum here. Many of the prime pieces of the time are here. We spent a fair amount of time browsing through here and would encourage you to t...  more »
  • Got a guide with us for the museum who expounded on the religion and culture in Nepal as he brought us around the museum. It was part of an ancient palace. Learn a lot from the guide. You can also do ...  more »
  • The building itself is a work of art, it is a lovely walk thru traditional architecture. The Galleries are lovely and well lighted and your ticket gives you access to other buildings too. The only thi...  more »
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  • Great place to retrieve history from. Well maintained, interesting architecture and also artifacts. Do check out variety of ongoing exhibitions!
  • Must visit place for all travelers, the way they have showcased Hinduism and Buddhism is amazing
  • Beautiful old palace. Great temporary exhibit upstairs left from the café (Facing the Camera: A History of Nepali Studio Photography).
  • Museum building itself a heritage building... is under the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites... a large portion of the museum is made of with wood... so many antics are there...
  • Beautiful place... Ausome