Patan Museum, Patan (Lalitpur)

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a great place to visit and not crowded with tourists. You will get to know the different types of Buddhas, their hand poses with their corresponding meaning. Some parts of the place is currently ...  read more »
  • Situated within the buildings of Patan's Durbah Square, the Patan Museum is noteworthy for both its great, and superbly documented, displays of historic Nepali religious art, and it's location allowin...  read more »
  • Definitely a must see in Kathmandu. The king's throne and the many statues are a great intro to the areas history. There was also a nice photo exhibit on the dalits that was very informative. 
  • Nice museum with good explanations of different statues of different deities. Unfortunatly it was too dark in many places to see the items being displayed.
  • Great place to stay half of your day watching all those things.
  • It has some beautiful old arts, crafts and pictures of Lalitpur. Definitely recommend people to visit and enjoy the place. Very reasonable price and can have a good view of Patan Durbar Square. There is a good cafe inside this museum, good to hang around at evening time.
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