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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  • A key place to visit while in Durbar Square, the museum has been thoroughly refreshed and provides a nice way to learn about the history as well as the craftmanship. 
    A key place to visit while in Durbar Square, the museum has been thoroughly refreshed and provides a nice way to learn about the history as well as the craftmanship.  more »
  • This museum spans several buildings. It has excellent displays with descriptions written in English. However, the descriptions rarely said where these artifacts were recovered. I especially enjoyed....  more
    This museum spans several buildings. It has excellent displays with descriptions written in English. However, the descriptions rarely said where these artifacts were recovered. I especially enjoyed....  more »
  • We were impressed with the condition of the museum building itself, as well as the contents. The explanations, which were in English, were quite complete and informative. 
    We were impressed with the condition of the museum building itself, as well as the contents. The explanations, which were in English, were quite complete and informative.  more »
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  • Environment is great. Have lots of collection of artifacts. If someone enjoy arts and history, I recommend this place for them.
  • Its place where you can find history and about goddess and god of Buddhism and Hinduism Quite and peace ful place for mediation also Treasure of religion knowledge
  • If you visit Patan Durbar Square in the hearth of Kathmandu/Nepal, please spend 1000 NPRs to buy the ticket to visit the museum. It's worthy!!! Especially for students or who love history, art, and architecture in particular. It's a huge complex that's well managed and maintained all it's arts and architectures. Can't say how impressive it brought to me. A lot of information to learn about and witness the creativity, uniqueness, and efforts of our ancestors.
  • Must visit place which falls on UNESCO's world heritage site ,more than a museum.
  • Museum wise it is one of the best in kathmandu. Because it is an ageing historical building built in medieval times of Nepal, it does not have inclusive infrastructure for persons with disabilities

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