Patan Museum, Patan (Lalitpur)
(4.5/5 based on 240+ 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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  • The museum offers different statues and relic of Tibetan, hindu and nepalnese buddism. It is good that you can see and compare the difference of interpretation to buddism. For those with western backg...  more »
  • “The eyes, hands, and feet all have symbolic meanings.” This multi-story museum is a focal point to start learning about the meanings behind the statues positions and gestures. You could literally spe...  more »
  • Most of the museum was spared from the earthquake. It is housed in a wonderful palace. Just seeing the palace, this architectural wonder with its many rooms and balconies make this worthwhile. The exh...  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