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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  • Patan museum and the area surrounding is where I grew up and everytime I go back to Nepal, I make sure to visit the Patan museum area. Each time I go I fall in love. Right around the corner is an extr...  more »
  • I am not usually one to visit museums, however, seeing that I was visiting Patan Durbar Square without a guide, I decided to step in to find out a bit more about it all. I landed up staying a lot long...  more »
  • Patan Museum was filled with marvelous examples of wooden and metal treasures. It also offered much information on the history of Nepal. Again, there was much obvious damage from the earthquake in 201...  more »
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  • You will got to find a lots of informative article overthere. I frequently vist there because of its environment and beauty😍😍😍
  • The main museum in Patan Durbar Square. Many treasures are stored here. If you're visiting Patan, make sure to visit.
  • Historical place with very mundane details statues, weapon etc. Silent and peacefull environment!!
  • 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.
  • The staff don't know any history about the place. They are not a bit helpful on the topic.

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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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