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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  • Patan Museum, is situated in Lalitpur Mangal Bazar, which was a famous and as a central market of Lalitpur. Now it has all collection of New and old. It is a centre of cultural heritage, many temples ...  more »
  • It is a pity that many buildings collapsed after the earthquake and are now being repaired. There are many woodcarving art and brick building in the area, the art makes the 詣 Aleppo high; Patan area many alleys have unexpected stores, it is worth the time to explore the half.
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  • I have been at the museum 5-6 times and recommend it to anyone traveling to Patan (as is in the other one of my favorite places in Nepal). The whole exhibition is made up of amazing sculptures, paintings and other things of high quality. Breakdown of the exhibited material is made really well and the building is a masterpiece in itself. There is a permanent exhibition, through which one can gain insight into Nepal ´ s history and traditions but there are also often short-lasting exhibitions of paintings, photographs, etc. the restaurant on site is perhaps not the best I know of in Patan, but is, however, worth the visit only because of the beautiful setup. You will eat well I'll probably recommend Cafe Swotha or Inn, which is live next door. Please take your time while you are in Patan city becomes even more magical and beautiful in the evening and you are good to get up early, you can experience how people go to temples and make the victim. Patan is just a magical place but ... that require time and openness to possible saturation of the magic!
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  • Thoroughly recommended to take a trip to Patan which costs 1000NPR to enter, with all proceeds going back into the rebuilding of this historical site. We hired a badged tour guide at the entrance who not only provided a lot of information, but he was also able to answer our many questions. He also took us to a wonderful local doctor who practised the art of healing bowls.
  • This museum depects the history of Patan. Peaceful place to be where you can find many fine artistic monuments and crafts.
  • Good place. Had lots of good memory here. I hope to visit this place to remember my memories.
  • Historic museum in historic place. Well-mainted. A must visit.
  • Best way to know local Nepali history, SAARC countries charge NPR 250/person and other countries charge NPR 1000/person.

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With its array of palaces and temples, Patan (Lalitpur) cannot be said to live in the shadow of Kathmandu when it comes to places to visit and things to see. However, many more visitors decide to stay in the nearby capital, which offers an extensive range of hotels and guesthouses, particularly in the Thamel area. But Patan (Lalitpur) itself--a little quieter, particularly in the evening--offers a good selection of places to stay, including hotels, hostels, and guesthouses across the central area, close to the main square.
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