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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  • The building that houses the Museum is lovely. Its inner courtyards deserve to be admired. The Museum contains many religious objects, like for example the statuettes representing gods. Very charming. All exhibits are accompanied by captions in English. From the top floor of the building you can admire the Patan Durbar Square, crouched on large cushions! Great!
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  • Patan Museum is a main museum of the city. Is very interesting! Has a history of Buda, Hindu and much more. Go! 
  • Many different topics about Hinduism and building of temples is discussed. The explanation in English is clear and informative. We wanted to stay longer but had to way about our flight. Definitely recommended. Best museum in nepsl that we have visited.
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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