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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  • Museum is within the complex of Patan Durbar Square. It has a great collection of antique artifacts. Can take upto 2 hours to see the entire museum.  more »
  • The Patan Museum is a great collection of woodwork and metal work. Well curated and has a good collection that showcases Buddhism and Hinduism. It's also a great place in the hot afternoons as the sec...  more »
  • Patan is a large series of temples and palaces. Visitors walk between the main buildings which might enclose several city blocks. There are some shops and eateries but we mostly viewed the historic si...  more »
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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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