Patan Museum, Patan (Lalitpur)

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Art Museum
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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  • Part of the Palace is a museum. And spectacular statues and decorative items exhibition, many flowered in Hindu and Buddhist Newar culture. Took about an hour at the very least because it took time to visit than better. Tired of the bustle of Patan Durbar square, restless so break enters the temple!
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  • Great layout and best museum in NEPAL. Beautiful old artifacts tracing the history of buddhism and its connection with the Indian Hinduism.  more »
  • Located in the patan darbar square houses all almost all when it comes to museum. At the entry as a tribute in the courtyard itself small wooden n clay sculpture os sparrow arre placed in front of the...  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