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Patan Museum

Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
01-521492
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to cover thirteen centuries of...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to cover thirteen centuries of Nepal’s religious art history; easily Nepal’s leading museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The museum just got a face lift.. Very cool place to hangout.. Behind the mool chowk to see the stone bed, water sprout and a model of krishna mandir.. Ask the employees there to open the bell tower but don't take small children to the tower..

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Hertfordshire , Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had spent a busy morning in and around Durbar square in Patan. It was particulary hectic that morning because a film crew was there filming scenes for an action movie. We opted to have an early lunch since our next stop had no lunch facilities. Good service, good food at a reasonable cost. It was a delightfully cool and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum is awesome. It is packed with information about Nepal, including the details about history and religious symbols that will give you insights about the things you'll see when you visit the temples and stupas in Nepal. I visited the museum for 2 hours and after I went to several stupas and temples. I think it would be better... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I couldn't acces the upper foor where there might be wonderful stuff. Ground floor is nice if you're visiting Patan Durbar Square, but not awesome in its own

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

recently modernised, excellent informations in English, a beautiful secluded garden with a restaurant. Do not miss the marvellous SUNDARI CHOWK - the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in Nepal! Good views on Durbar Square from the palace tower (sometimes you must ask the staff to open it).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautifully designed and maintained. Though a bit expensive to enter but it's worth it. Please do visit and enjoy some nepal history.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum has a very complete collection of Nepali art from the last two centuries, besides modern art, which gives the visitor a chance to compare the different art cultures changes. Besides they have special rooms for temporary exhibits. Should be visited by all art lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An oasis of calm. Beautiful fascinating exhibits of Buddhist and other statues. Lovely just to sit at a window and stare down into the manic activity in the square below.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Clear, concise information. Very good introduction to the complexity of Nepali culture - hybrid of Hindu, Buddhist and Newari. Lovely artefacts. Great views of the square from the top. Great cafe behind.

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

one of the best example of artistic renovation and cleanly preservation, with beautiful garden within it. palace worth to visit at least once

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