Nepal Sights

Patan–Durbar Square

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Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

The only way you could fail to be impressed by Patan's magnificent central Durbar Square would be if you've already been in Kathmandu some time and have become 'templed out'. Officially a seperate city to Kathmandu, Patan's center is only 3 miles (and a short bus ride) away, and over time the two urban sprawls have merged into one. Patan's comparatively quiet Durbar is filled with intricately carved shrines and temple pagodas. Possibly the most impressive is the octagonal gray stone Krishna Temple, dating from 1723. Occupying one whole side of the square is the Royal Palace of the Malla Kings, a series of interconnecting temples and courtyards begun in the 14th century.

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Patan, Central Region, Nepal

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  • Rs.500

Published 02/02/2016

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Aug 28, 2016

Delightful Palace

The Patan Durbar square is a half an hour drive from the kathmandu. The place is is full of ancient handicrafts and beautiful temples. The museum inside the palace is great place to explore the skills of Nepalese Artists

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