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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  • Take at laest half day time for visiting this museum as it is the place to see in the center of Patan, Kathmandu. 
  • Would highly recommend a visit - very atmospheric, despite the damage all around. Lovely cafe within, attentive staff and varied menu. 
  • It is considered one of the most important museums in Asia and quite rightly. It is dedicated to the traditional sacred art and the religious culture of Nepal.
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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